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At the molecular level, the primary driving mechanisms leading to progressive loss of brain cells involve normal adaptive and protective mechanisms such as free radical activity, inflammation, and apoptosis. In the initiation stage early changes compromise cell function. Over time, increased injury promotes further, accelerated homeostatic responses as well as other mechanisms such as production of intracellular neurofibrillary tangles and beta amyloid-related reduction of BDNF, which contribute to neuron dysfunction (but not death) in the initiation phase.