Neurobiology of Disease


Date: April 10, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 10 a.m.
Theme: Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease)
Module: Overview
Session: Overview of Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Instructor: Joe Quinn, Associate Professor, Neurology, OHSU
Objectives: This session will provide an overview of the clinical features and spectrum of the dementias including Alzheimer's disease.
Study questions:
  1. What symptoms and signs distinguish dementia from other disorders involving the cortex?
  2. What are the classical pathological features of Alzheimer's disease and what are the molecular components of each?
  3. What are the causes of early onset Alzheimer's disease?
  4. What is amyloid and what is tau, and how might they contribute to dementia?
  1. Chapter 47, Basic Neurochemistry, Siegel et al. (pp781-791)