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Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease

Overview

Aged nervous tissue is less able to rapidly communicate with other neural tissues.

Review Date 1/19/2018

Updated by: Joseph V. Campellone, MD, Department of Neurology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.