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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Accelerated Aging? Different Patterns of Age and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Neuronal Losses in the Hippocampus

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Part of the Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease book series (ALZHEIMER)

Summary

The hypothesis that Alzheimer’s disease is accelerated aging has been tested by comparing the patterns of neuron loss in the hippocampal region associated with normal aging and with Alzheimer’s disease. Qualitative differences were found in the patterns of loss in CA1, indicating that a unique neurodegenerative process not associated with normal aging is involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

Keywords

Normal Aging Medial Temporal Lobe Hippocampal Region Pyramidal Cell Layer True Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nuerobiology, Institute Of AnatonmyUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark

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