Brain MRI Findings in Patients with Dementia

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May 29, 2018

Top Image: Coronal T1-weighted MRI of a 74-year-old man with moderate Alzheimer-type dementia. Diffuse cerebral and hippocampal atrophy with ex vacuo ventricular and cortical sulcal dilation is noted.

Bottom Image: Coronal T1-weighted MRI of a 70-year-old woman with behavioral variant frontotemporal lobar dementia. Atrophy of the right greater than left temporal lobes is out of proportion to atrophy of the frontal and parietal lobes.

Click this link to read more about dementia in context: Adam and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 10e> Chapter 39: Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System

Click this link to read more about dementia: Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7e > Chapter 66: Dementia Including Alzheimer Disease

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Melanie Allison

Executive Editorial Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Melanie Allison is the Executive Editorial Specialist with McGraw-Hill Education. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology. She is an adjunct faculty member at a top school of nursing, where she has taught for more than 13 years.

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