Open Access Short Communication

Aging as Planned Obsolescence: The Case of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mario D Garrett*

1San Diego State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 11, 2019;  Published Date: June 17, 2019


Psychologically it is easy to see how attractive it is to define old age as a disease [1,2]. We can then explain Alzheimer’s disease, the fifth killer in the U.S. as simply accelerated aging. A faulty switch that starts a cascade of misfolded proteins that congeal in the brain forming plaques and tangles [3] that ultimate lead to Alzheimer’s disease [4]. But this scenario only holds true in our mind.

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