This article discusses how brain cells in Alzheimer's are weighed heavily with stress and changes. These changes result in the cells becoming less specialized. It has been observed that these changes in the brain cells look like that of cancer cells. With this research, 13 patients' skin cells were collected with sporadic, age-related Alzheimer's, 3 people with the more rare, inherited disease form, and 19 people who were the control, didn't have Alzheimer's. They then used fibroblasts to generate induced neurons and compared the differences molecularly in the cells between those who did and didn't have Alzheimer's. Observed was that the induced neurons made from those with Alzheimer's had characteristics distinctly different from those who had healthy cells.
It was interesting reading about how brain cells in Alzheimer's is similar to that of cancer cells. This article was very insightful. Alzheimer's is such a sad condition to see someone go through, but one that is interesting to read up on.