Dementia of the Alzheimer Type Recapitulates Ontogeny Inversely on Specific Ordinal and Temporal Parameters

  • Barry Reisberg
  • Angela Pattschull-Furlan
  • Emile Franssen
  • Steven G. Sclan
  • Alan Kluger
  • Louis Dingcong
  • Steven H. Ferris


The phenomenology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been described in increasing detail over the past decade. These increasingly detailed descriptions of the evolution of AD have manifest diagnostic, prognostic, and management importance. Additionally, striking homologies between normal human development and the degenerative course of AD are now apparent. These homologies may be more than fortuitous. Accordingly, it is reasonable at this time to speculate that the course of AD may result directly or indirectly from the disruption of CNS developmental factors and/or processes.


Nerve Growth Factor Senile Dementia Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Fast Stage Feeding Capacity 
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  • Barry Reisberg
  • Angela Pattschull-Furlan
  • Emile Franssen
  • Steven G. Sclan
  • Alan Kluger
  • Louis Dingcong
  • Steven H. Ferris

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