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Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease

Overview

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

Review Date 4/17/2022

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.