What’s the brain got to do with it?

Here is what’s on my mind today….the brain!

From: http://www.alz.org/braintour/healthy_vs_alzheimers.asp

Cross section of healthy and Azlheimer's 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’s 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.

I’m a visual learner. This makes me get it.

 

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