N0021139 Illustration; the pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease
Credit: Medical Art Service, Munich /. Wellcome Images
Illustration depicting the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease – a degenerative disease of the brain characterized by the insidious onset of dementia. Impairment of memory, judgement, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe apraxias and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after the age of 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of senile plaques; neurofibrillary tangles; and neuropil threads.
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