Sandy Springs Woman Struggles With Alzheimer's Diagnosis at 55
Faculty member in Neuroscience, Dr. Krish Sathian, is mentioned in a MyFoxAtlanta.com article about Alzheimer's Disease.
Dr. Sathian says the disease tends to affect a region of the brain called the Hippocampus first. That region helps us form and store new memories, organize, and navigate the world around us. Dr. Sathian says people usually notice the memory loss first, “A person might forget what they had for breakfast in the morning. A person might forget they had an important appointment in the morning, even though she was reminded of it the previous night."