J. Wesson Ashford, M.D.,Ph.D

A-Screen (Alzheimer Screening)

Alzheimer Evaluation Forms

Alzheimer Prevention

Alzheimer Hypotheses

Dr. Ashford Lectures

Alzheimer Links

AAGP03 JWA Slides

Dr. Ashford's papers on MemTrax and Alzheimer's disease, 2019Dr. Ashford's papers on MemTrax and Alzheimer's disease, 2019

     This link leads to an explanation of the "Neuroplasticity Hypothesis":   This hypothesis explains that Alzheimer's disease attacks particular brain mechanisms related to the capacity of the neural networks of the brain to learn new information.  The loss of that ability is the central problem in Alzheimer's disease.

Also see:
Neuroplasticity in Alzheimer’s Disease  Bruce Teter & J W Ashford, Journal of Neuroscience Research, 2002 (about 1 meg, WORD doc)

Modeling Alzheimer Progression   (Ashford & Schmitt, 2002 model of progression with respect to time - pdf file)

ALZHEIMER  HYPOTHESIS   (Ashford's Neuroplasticity Hypothesis)
  (last update 3/28/2002)

For several other hypotheses, see the Alzheimer Forum:
see Alzheimer Forum report on the Alzheimer meeting in Stockholm, 7/2002

Other research and links can be found at: (Alzheimer's Foundation of America) (ADEAR) (World Events Forum) (American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry) (Alzheimer's Association)

Site constructed and maintained by:  J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., Ph.D.
    Electronic mail address: - or -

Forms and papers provided on this site may be copyrighted by their authors or the publishers.
HTML code copyright by J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., Ph.D., to retain rights for use.
Click For Statistics of Site Use               Last update:  10/13/2003