Alzheimer’s disease linked to lateralized memory circuit dropout in simple memory tasks

Takeaway

  • For simple memory tasks, Alzheimer’s disease is associated with lateralized memory circuit dropout and possible compensation from the right hemisphere.

Why this matters

    Modified connectivity within neuronal networks is often observed in Alzheimer’s disease but little is known about pro-cognitive compensatory changes to prevent decline. These novel findings provide insights into compensatory and neuroprotective mechanisms against Alzheimer’s disease, which could ultimately lead to better management and treatment.