Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

 
 
 

Health Articles & Symptom Checker

Search Health Information   
    Alzheimer's disease
   

In a person with Alzheimer's disease, neurofibrillary tangles and plaques develop causing both structural and chemical problems in the brain. Alzheimer's disease appears to disconnect areas of the brain that normally work together.


Review Date: 9/26/2011
Reviewed By: Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
adam.com
 
 
St. Joseph's Hospital-North - 4211 Van Dyke Road - Lutz, FL 33558 - (813) 443-7000

Serving The Tampa Bay Area © Copyright 2014 | BayCare Health System