Hippocampal atrophy in older people is not unique to Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • Hippocampal atrophy is not exclusive to Alzheimer’s disease and is found in other age-related neuropathologic conditions.

Why this matters

  • This unique study used brain specimens from a wide spectrum of people with normal cognition to dementia; the structured neuropathologic evaluations provide important measures of common age-related neuropathologies.

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