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What role does serotonin have on Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment?


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Published At April 13, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been reading about serotonin and its connection to Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Can you explain how serotonin is involved in these conditions and if there are any potential impacts on cognitive health? Also, are there specific measures or treatments related to serotonin that might be beneficial in the context of Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment? I am just trying to understand more about the science behind it. Please advise.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. Serotonin is one of the neurological hormone transmitters available in the brain responsible for memory preservation, responsible for happiness, sleep, and temperature regulation. When this hormone decreases with age, it affects cognitive functions, and this will require external serotonin to be given to that patient's condition, such as Alzheimer's disease. The treatment is to give the patient medications that contain serotonin, and this is beneficial for Alzheimer's disease patients with memory loss or dementia.

I hope this helps.

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Thanks and regards.

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Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia
Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner

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