Areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias

Picture of areas in the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that damages areas of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. It is the most common form of mental decline, or dementia, in older adults.

Last Updated: November 10, 2008

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter J. Whitehouse, MD - Neurology

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