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  • How Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain

    The Alzheimer’s Association has an easy-to-understand slideshow about how Alzheimer’s Disease affect the brain:

    Here is another view of how massive cell loss changes the whole brain in advanced Alzheimer’s disease. This slide shows a crosswise "slice" through the middle of the brain between the ears.

    In the Alzheimer brain:

    * The cortex shrivels up, damaging areas involved in thinking, planning and remembering.

    * Shrinkage is especially severe in the hippocampus, an area of the cortex that plays a key role in formation of new memories.

    * Ventricles (fluid-filled spaces within the brain) grow larger.
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