Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a slowly progressive type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

We believe that the dementia of Alzheimer disease is caused by neurofibrillary tangles, neuritic plaques, amyloid deposition and neuronal atrophy specifically cortical atrophy along with ventricular dilatation.

Interestingly enough, the neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques have a strikingly similarity to the art work of Jackson Pollock

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Five medications are currently used to treat the cognitive problems of AD: four are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors(tacrine, rivastigmine, galantamine and donepezil) and the other (memantine) is an NMDA receptor antagonist.

Interestingly enough Acetylcholine increases the “output” of your brain.

But, what is the secretion/output of your brain? I believe that the output or secretion of your brain is: thought, beauty, love, goodness, truth… donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine acetycholine esterase inhibitors are in essence “positive inotropes” for your brain – these medicines are “cerebral digoxins” which increase the ejection fraction of the cerebral output of the brain.

A poet is someone who pours light into a spoon and he brings it and places it on your beautiful holy and parched mouth.

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