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Dementia

12 August 2011

Alzheimer's hard to detect in old people

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease may be harder to detect in people over 80, according to a new study that examined the relationship between age-related brain shrinkage and Alzheimer's-associated memory loss.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease may be harder to detect in people over 80, according to a new study that examined the relationship between age-related brain shrinkage and Alzheimer's-associated memory loss.

People in both groups had similar levels of overall cognitive impairment, but the pattern of changes associated with Alzheimer's disease seemed to be less noticeable in very-old patients than in the young-old.

Thickness of brain and Alzheimer's

 

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