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Cerebral atrophy

National Library of Medicine definition of Atrophy: Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes,  ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.

PubMed Medline search on Cerebral atrophy

Cerebral atrophy: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

See also:
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Picks Disease
Alzheimer's Disease

Support Groups

No specific support groups listed.  See support groups listed on pages for Charcot-Marie-Tooth diseasePicks DiseaseAlzheimer's Disease and Dementia.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.