Age-related memory loss
Other Names: Non-Alzheimer's related memory deficit in the elderly
Nature: Normal age-related memory loss is likely to involve the hippocampus, a small structure in the middle of the brain. The hippocampus is central to learning and memory. Unlike Alzheimer's disease, it is thought that the defects are caused by faulty neurotranmission rather than nerve cell death.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 27.03.2001 – 00:00 CEST