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This article examines the characteristics of the main types of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, and investigates new theories of neurodegeneration
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Improving understanding of brain disorders is likely to be one of the core aims of physiological research in the 21st century. This article, the second in a four-part series, looks at the main types of dementia and explores emerging theories about how the condition develops. These theories are improving our understanding of the neurodegeneration that characterises the most common forms of dementia, and will help improve care for those living with dementia.