In recent years research on the neurobiological aspects of aging and on Alzheimer's disease has become increasingly important. A number of techniques hitherto applied solely to experimental animals have become available for application on the human brain (e.g. immunocytochemistry, deoxyglucose, mRNA, event-related potentials). The present volume reviews the potential of these powerful techniques for obtaining a better insight into the aging process of the brain, as well as age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's chorea, Parkinson's disease and multi-infarct dementia. Up-to-date information is presented on research from a variety of experimental and clinical disciplines, ranging from neurochemistry and morphology of the aging brain to neuropsychology and neurology. "Aging of the Brain and Alzheimer's Disease" provides an extensive multidisciplinary review on brain research in aging and dementia including diagnosis and therapeutic aspects, and will be of particular interest to neurologists, neuroscientists, pathologists and psychologists working in this field.