I keep seeing contradictory statements about this, either that AD is not normal aging, or it is normal aging but occurs earlier and more severely in some than others.
Is it true there are aging brains that don't exhibit any of the same pathologies while still being cognitively sound? Has anyone imaged lots of aging brains and looked at biomarkers in cognitively intact people in their 90s, 100s, to see what they look like?
I've had a book on my shelf, The Myth of Alzheimer's, for some years. I read much of it and will probably re-read. He's wasn't saying the experience of it isn't real, but that it's been framed as a disease different from the aging process by the power structures behind it. *Don't quote me on that! It's been a while since I read it.* Two people I know who are both very familiar with issues of aging through their work were aghast at this notion. Me, being open to new ways of looking at things got irritated with their closed minds. Not that I have the answer.
If I had to guess without thinking it all through from every which-way, I'd say it possibly is not normal in non-developed tribal communities, but is normal aging in environments full of garbage at every turn.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.