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By Seggane Musisi, Stanley Jacobson

The proposed ebook is predicated at the workshop "Brain Degenerations and rising psychological future health demanding situations in Sub-Saharan Africa" which was once held in Kampala, Uganda, on February 1-3, 2012. The members will current snapshots of dementia in addition to pediatric and grownup mind harm inside of a in particular African context. issues addressed contain, yet aren't restricted to, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dietary and nutrition deficiencies, environmental toxicity and Alzheimer's disorder. The thought has been authorized by means of the editors of the Advances in Experimental drugs and Biology for inclusion within the series.

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8a we have included an MRI from a patient without AD at age 91 with a normal appearing hippocampus while in comparison we have included the MRI from a 71 year old male with severe AD. 8b is from a 76 year old patient defined clinically as having AD and it shows severe atrophy of the hippocampus (from Marcus and Jacobson [25]). Please note that there is also atrophy in the hippocampus of the patients with AD enlargement of the ventricle due to the degeneration of the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and is a silent epidemic in US and much of the middle and upper income regions of the world.

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