1 doctor weighed in:

What does" brain shows greater than age-appropriate parenchymal volume loss" means?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine

In brief: Brain shrinkage

JMac - the brain usually shrinks as we age and there is a normal rate of shrinkage.
That is called " age appropriate shrinkage" If there is more, it could be associated with early onset of dementia. If there are no symptoms and memory is ok dont worry. Brain shrinkage is not a good way to determine dementia. Mental tests are. See a doc if worried thx

In brief: Brain shrinkage

JMac - the brain usually shrinks as we age and there is a normal rate of shrinkage.
That is called " age appropriate shrinkage" If there is more, it could be associated with early onset of dementia. If there are no symptoms and memory is ok dont worry. Brain shrinkage is not a good way to determine dementia. Mental tests are. See a doc if worried thx
Dr. Edward Seegers
Dr. Edward Seegers
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors