1st Edition

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

ISBN 9781857756371
Published August 4, 2006 by CRC Press
200 Pages

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Book Description

This is the first book in the field to address the underlying biological abnormalities of Dementia in Alzheimer’s Disease (DAD) in people with Down syndrome. It brings together research findings relating to the neuropathology, genetics, blood markers and neurophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease presents vital information to medical professionals who provide clinical care to people with Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. It will also be of great benefit to researchers with an interest in Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome and academics researching ageing issues in people with Down Syndrome. It complements Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities by the same author.

Table of Contents

Overview of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome. Neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome. Genetics, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Amyloid beta and tau Proteins in Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Down syndrome, dementia, and superoxide dismutase. Macrocytosis: a peripheral marker for dementia in Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome? Thyroid function, dementia and Down syndrome. Neurophysiological changes associated with dementia in Down syndrome. Neuroimaging studies of persons with Down syndrome. Concluding remarks

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