A brief introduction to the history of the ß-amyloid protein (Aß) of Alzheimer's disease

Small, David H. and Barrow, Colin J. 2006, A brief introduction to the history of the ß-amyloid protein (Aß) of Alzheimer's disease, in Abeta peptide and Alzheimer's disease : celebrating a century of research, Springer, London, pp.1-4.

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Title A brief introduction to the history of the ß-amyloid protein (Aß) of Alzheimer's disease
Author(s) Small, David H.
Barrow, Colin J.
Title of book Abeta peptide and Alzheimer's disease : celebrating a century of research
Editor(s) Barrow, Colin
Small, David
Publication date 2006
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 16
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication London
Summary Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. Typically, the disease progresses in a prolonged, inexorable manner [1]. Patients initially show symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, which may include some memory loss. As the disease progresses, more severe memory loss occurs (e.g., retrograde amnesia) leading to confusion and lack of orientation. The patient is often institutionalized in this period, as it becomes increasingly difficult for family members to cope with the constant requirements of care. In later stages of the disease, apathy and stupor can occur, and the patient becomes bedridden.
ISBN 1852339616
9781852339616
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2006, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019582

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