Emilie Reas is community editor for PLOS Neuroscience and a postdoctoral fellow at UC San Diego. She currently studies how the brain changes with aging and disease. In addition to her tweets for @PLOSNeuro she is @etreas.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been characterized as a “complete loss of self.” Early on when memory begins to fade, the victim has difficulty recalling names, their grocery list or where they put their keys. As