A staggering number of elderly with mild to severe cognitive impairments can be expected in the next 35 years. This represents an great human and economic toll. Improved recognition of the risks for future Alzheimer's Disease (AD), improved characterization of the natural history of AD, and the increased understanding of the neuropathy of AD will lead to early diagnosis, and to developing effective treatments. Presenting some of the highest quality illustrations to date, An Atlas of Alzheimer's Disease provides photographs, line drawings, charts, graphs and text that identify heuristically useful stages of disease progression across behavioral, neuroimaging, and neuropathology research areas. The atlas also highlights and closely examines the major pathological brain lesions in AD and so provides an in-depth view of the neurofibrillary degeneration of AD and beta-amyloid deposits in the brain. Additionally, it discusses aspects of the genetic and molecular bases of the AD lesions.An Atlas of Alzheimer's Disease concisely covers current knowledge in the key areas of AD research, including clinical diagnostic features and neuropathological stages.