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What is your father's age?
Diffuse atrophy is the process that we lose brain cells over time mostly due to aging.. it may be accelerated in certain problems however...
The dilation of the b=ventricles may be due to a condition called "NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS " that condition may be associated wwith confusion trouble walking and incontinence >> relieving the excess pressure of too much cerebrospinal fluid may help with symptoms..
He needs follow up with a neurologist with these combined findings ..
He may have NPH (normal pressure hydrocephalus) and might have other degenerative process going on..
I can help you some with general information but I can not give any specific diagnosis ..
Your father needs a neurologist to review his history and physical findings and review the actual scan ( MRI ?)
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