NEW INTERACTIVE GUIDE: The Science of Alzheimer’s

By | October 2nd, 2023

If you’re curious about the science behind Alzheimer’s disease, its cause, and how it impacts the brain, our new guide to the Science of Alzheimer’s is the expert-vetted primer you’re looking for.

A big part of Being Patient’s mission is to equip our community with the best possible information to navigate Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, in the form of daily articles, video live talks, guides and more. This week I am pleased to share with you our new crash course on the “Science of Alzheimers.”

With simple analogies, recommended reading, audio narration, and interactive animations, we set out to address questions we hear time and time again, like What happens inside an Alzheimer’s brain? What leads to Alzheimer’s? And how are researchers looking for prevention and a cure? You’ll also get a tour of four of the leading theories as to what drives the disease, including the amyloid hypothesis, the tau tangles theory, inflammation theory, and infectious theory. All in all, it’s an easy-to-understand overview of the basic structure of the brain, and how Alzheimer’s affects that structure to cause symptoms from memory loss, to motor skills issues, to behavioral changes.

Explore the guide on the ‘Science
of Alzheimer’s’ here.

We put a lot of thought into how to tackle these questions, and we want your feedback. Check out the guide and leave a comment on this article or drop us an email at if it is easy for you to navigate—or if there’s more you would like to see. In the meantime, please take a few minutes to view it on either mobile or your desktop.

To make it more accessible, we added the voice of a digital narrator, but as with everything we share, all the content was produced by us humans 🙂.

Click above to explore the guide.

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