All brains undergo thorough neuropathological examination to determine a final diagnosis according to the latest published diagnostic criteria. This information is fed back to the donors’ next-of-kin and medical practitioners via the recruiting brain donor program. All tissue samples are de-identified to ensure anonymity of the donor.
Examples of common neuropathology
NeuRA’s Dr Moyra Mortby presented at Uniting War Memorial Hospital’s free seminar on Healthy Brains this week. Dr Mortby shared her research into the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. These are the challenging behaviours associated with dementia such as delusions, sleep disturbances, anxiety and agitation. “Neuropsychiatric symptoms are a diverse group of non-cognitive symptoms of dementia that are characterised by disturbed […]