Editorial on Alzheimer’s disease and the fornix

1The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, USA 2Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, USA The fornix is a white matter bundle that connects the hippocampus with other limbic structures. It appears in the literature as early as 1543 in a historical publication of De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius (Swanson, 2014). The fornix is important for episodic memory recall (Tsivilis et al., 2008), which is impaired in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Alterations in the fornix were first observed in post-mortem AD brains (Hopper and Vogel, 1976). This volume focuses on the role of the fornix, and other limbic fibers, in the disease mechanisms of AD with some attention to how this might be applied in clinical practice.The observation of limbic…

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