It is believed that the brain’s neurons die and break down as a result of Alzheimer’s. This process is known to involve high levels of amyloid and tau- a peptide and a protein respectively. However, other factors are currently being explored as possibly playing a role in the neurodegenerative effects of the illness.
After having a rough day, sometimes we just want to blast sad music and sing along with lyrics that match what we are feeling. The paradox– that we listen to sad music to feel better– is a question that researchers have asked for years and are beginning to understand.