1. Bristolbelle

    Bristolbelle Registered User

    Aug 18, 2006
    1,847
    Bristol
    This is a bad title really because I understand what they are physically. What I would like to know is what is the implcation of then as Mum's specialst says she had themon her CT scan. Also are they symptomatic of a certain kind of AD? I'd like to know my enemy. I've tried a search but didn;t get very clear results. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    I think AD gives rise to both amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. That is, my understanding is that these both occur if you have AD. If you google neurofibrillary tangles you should get a lot of results.
     
  3. Bristolbelle

    Bristolbelle Registered User

    Aug 18, 2006
    1,847
    Bristol
    Thanks Jennifer...

    As soon as I had "neurofibrillary" to help refine my search I found several straight forward and helpful explanations.
    Best Wishes
    Bristolbelle
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,895
    Kent
    Thank you Bristolbelle, for asking about tangles. I looked them up too, including neurofibrillary, and now feel better informed.
    One more Brownie Point for TP.
     
  5. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #5 Margarita, Oct 8, 2006
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2006
    Of go Maggie to have a look at neurofibrillary thanks



    PS

    When my mother was going to respite 3 weeks ago, I got talking to the taxi driver , who told me that something about turmeric preventing AZ I just listen and humour him , then he said how people in his culture do not get AZ a lot because they cook with trumic (He was Indian )thinking yeah my mum use to cook with turmeric , now I think no it saw saffron anyway read this http://www.ahaf.org/alzdis/about/adwhtnew_newsupdates.html click on Read the most recent news update

    I found that link when I was looking for neurofibrillary
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,895
    Kent
    Sorry, Margarita, My husband`s Indian and has cooked with Turmeric all his life.

    We are taking Turmeric supplements, as well as cooking with it, because we heard it acts well with Glucosamine, to help joint stiffness and Arthritis. Who knows! Really it`s the luck of the draw.

    PS How`s your weight? I`ve lost 10lbs sice joining Sparkpeople. Try to get back with it. It`s a distraction from all the worries.

    With love Grannie G
     
  7. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #7 Margarita, Oct 8, 2006
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2006
    Hi Grannie :) I lost 2IB :eek: gosh you done well .

    See I thought the taxie man was talking rubbish . I saw a vidio about how Indian Culture /doctors tell there community about AZ. I was going to tell the taxi driver about the Video's that I saw at AZ society Stereotyping AZ est. but thought best not , as I did not want to upset him so just let him chatter on
     

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