Secret behind why Alzheimer’s patients cannot make new memories discovered

A drug to prevent the devastating memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease is a step closer after scientists discovered the secret behind why people with dementia cannot form new memories.

It was previously thought that Alzheimer’s was primarily caused by the build up of sticky amyloid plaques in the brain which stop neurons from firing.

But drugs to clear the plaques have so far failed to bring any improvement to sufferers.

More @ The Telegraph

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