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Dementia: The Brain’s Weak Spot Found — PsyBlog

A brain network which links dementia and schizophrenia has been discovered.

A specific brain network which is vulnerable to dementia and schizophrenia has been newly identified.

The study, which is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on the structure of the brain’s grey matter, the nerve cells which store and process information (Douaud et al., 2014).

Discovered: A link between Dementia and Schizophrenia.

The ‘retrogenesis’ theory states that in Alzheimer’s disease, the brain degenerates in the reverse order to how it originally developed.

In the early stages of dementia, a person’s mental faculties can regress to around those of an 11-year-old, then, over the next four or five years, regresses still further back to the level of a 4- or 5-year-old.

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