While not every elderly person develops Alzheimer’s, age is a risk factor for the disease. Currently, one in 10 people over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease. For years, researchers have been studying the link between old age and Alzheimer’s to determine what makes an aging brain more susceptible to this form of dementia.
Now researchers have uncovered a possible connection. The new study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that tau proteins, a hallmark of the disease, spread more easily in aging brains.
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