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The Neuropathology of Dementia

BySuzanne S. Mirra, Lynette G. Sheffield

This chapter will focus on the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), by far the most

common cause of dementia in adults in our increasingly aging society. Although the

neuropathology of important dementing illnesses is described in chapters in this volume, key

gross and microscopic features considered by the neuropathologist in the differential diagnosis

of dementia, especially neuropathological features of neurodegenerative disorders, will be

highlighted here.