Advertisement

How does sugar metabolism in the brain change in Alzheimer's disease?

David A. Merrill, MD
Psychiatry
In normal healthy aging, there is a good metabolism of glucose in the brain. As Alzheimer's disease progresses, there are decreases in metabolism. This occurs in the temporal lobe and the parietal lobe as a typical pattern called hypometabolism.

Continue Learning about Alzheimer's Disease

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer's Disease
What You Need to Know About Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, behavior and thinking abilities. It’s the leading cause of dementia, or a dec...
Read More
What is the link between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Daniel R. Spogen, MDDr. Daniel R. Spogen, MD
The link between hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease is that there appears to be an increased risk ...
More Answers
Is Alzheimer's disease a form of amnesia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Although a symptom of Alzheimer's disease is memory loss, it is not a form of amnesia. A person with...
More Answers
Test Your Brain With This Simple, At-Home Test
Test Your Brain With This Simple, At-Home Test

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.