Loss of Nerve Cell Connectors Can Not Explain Cognitive Impairment, Study Concludes

Loss of Nerve Cell Connectors Can Not Explain Cognitive Impairment, Study Concludes
Loss of synapses, or communication-conveying connections between one nerve cell and another, does not explain the early cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s patients, researchers concluded. The study, “Moderate decline in select synaptic markers in the prefrontal cortex (BA9) of patients with Alzheimer’s disease at various cognitive stages,” appeared in the journal Scientific Reports. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, the Alzheimer’s Association says. About 5.5 million Americans of all ages have it, mostly women. Alzheimer’s is caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle, and
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  1. Arne Brun says:

    For long in the course of the AD disease the frontal lobes are relatively spared while the main and earliest changes hit the posterior and basal temporal brain areas, where we also have found a prominent loss of synapses, whereas the opposite is true for frontotemporal dementia

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