Neurodegeneration constitutes two basic words, “neuro” which means nerve cells and “degeneration” which means progressive damage. Thus, the word 'Neurodegeneration' stands for a group of disease related to nerve damage. During the later stage of this condition one may experience cognitive disruption like loss of memory and the capability to make effective decisions. Some causes of Neurodegeneration are genetic, while others include accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain and loss of mitochondrial functioning, which increases the production of neurotoxic molecules. There is no specific cure for this condition, but there are specific treatments available to subdue the symptoms of Neurodegeneration.
HOW IS NEURODEGENERATION DIAGNOSED?
Alzheimer’s is a Neurodegenerative disease which occurs most commonly.