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Unformatted text preview: psychosis No sensory or motor deficits 9/25/2008 2 Cortical atrophy Normal brain Cortical atrophy Cortical atrophy - MRI scan Alzheimers disease Normal Alzheimers 9/25/2008 3 Neurofibrillary tangles Amyloid plaques Pathology of Alzheimers disease Degeneration of the basal forebrain cholinergic system Pathology of Alzheimers disease Treatments Cholinergic replacement (Acetylcholine agonist) Compensate for Ach reduction in brain Anti-amyloid agent Try to get rid of amyloid plaques in brain...
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