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According to the Healthy/Years: UCLA Division of Geriatrics, April 2013, Volume 10/ Number 4
Beta-Amyloid Plaques and the role they play in the brains of people that with Alzheimer’s disease………
What is Beta-Amyloid Plaque?

It is the sticky substance that is released from nerve cells in the brain. As they are released they are clumped together and form clusters called plaques. These plaques are found in the brain cells of any one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

These plaques destroys neurons, allowing the process of the disease to progress and manifest itself as we see it today affecting many people around us. The disease is fatal and there is no known cure. There are various medications available, but these medications do not cure, but rather slows the progression, and the ultimate result still remains fatal.

February 5 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease stated that; UCLA researchers also believed that Vitamin D3 and Omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of Beta-Amyloid Plaques. (This is a small pilot study, and more in-depth study is being done)
People are however encouraged to; incorporate more physical activities in their day to day routines, stay socially involved while participating in memory activities and props e.g. listing daily reminders, to encourage remembering.

It is also advisable to get in touch with the ADRC for information on ways to participate in clinical trials or for memory evaluations.