Dietmar Thal, PhD, describes the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, including amyloid beta plaques, neuritic plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy. He discusses the genetic influence on Alzheimer’s disease pathology and highlights the differences in Alzheimer’s disease pathology according to age of symptom onset. Philip Scheltens then describes the ultimate diagnosis of the patient case study and summarizes the differences between typical and atypical Alzheimer’s disease and familial and non-familial early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Disclosure: All panelists received honoraria from Biogen for participation in this symposium.
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