March 23, 2010

Brain Function May Drop Quickly Before Alzheimer’s


brainMemory and thinking skills can deteriorate quickly in people with mild cognitive impairment, the stage before Alzheimer's disease, says a new study…


The changes in rate of decline occur as the brain atrophies due to the disease, first mainly in the hippocampus during the initial symptomatic stage, referred to as mild cognitive impairment, then in the temporal, parietal and frontal cortex during the dementing illness phase of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. David S. Knopman, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who wrote an editorial accompanying the study.


HealthDay, by Robert Preidt, 3/22/2010

Tags: alzheimers, Dr. David S. Knopman, Neurology

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