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Researchers help find pathologic hallmarks of Alzheimer's in aged chimpanzee brains

07:38 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Dementia affects one-third of all people older than 65 years in the United States. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, a progressive, irreversible brain disease that results in impaired cognitive functioning and other behavioral changes. Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during evolution, and an increased lifespan.

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