Alzheimer’s disease pathology

The minds of Alzheimer’s patients are SPeNT

  • Senile Plaques (amyloid)
  • Neurofibrillary Tangles

Main features are memory impairment plus at least one of:

  • Aphasia (impaired language ability)
  • Apraxia (inability to carry out learned, purposeful movements)
  • Agnosia (inability to recognise sounds, people, objects)
  • Abnormal executive functioning e.g. planning, organisation
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