Hippocampal atrophy in older people is not unique to Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • Hippocampal atrophy is not exclusive to Alzheimer’s disease and is found in other age-related neuropathologic conditions.

Why this matters

    This unique study used brain specimens from a wide spectrum of people with normal cognition to dementia; the structured neuropathologic evaluations provide important measures of common age-related neuropathologies.