Alzheimer's Q&A

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What is Alzheimer's Disease?

The most common form of dementing illness, Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is
a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain, causing
impaired memory, thinking and behavior. The person with AD may experience
confusion, personality and behavior changes, impaired judgment, and
difficulty finding words, finishing thoughts or following directions. It
eventually leaves its victims incapable of caring for themselves.

What happens to the brain in Alzheimer's Disease?

The nerve cells in the part of ...

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What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's Disease is a dementing illness which leads to loss of
intellectual capacity. Symptoms usually occur in older adults (although
people in their 40s and 5Os may also be affected) and include loss of
language skills -- such as trouble finding words, problems with abstract
thinking, poor or decreased judgment, disorientation in place and time,
changes in mood or behavior and changes in personality. The overall result
is a noticeable decline in personal activities or work performance.

Who is affected by Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's Disease knows no social or economic boundaries and affects men
and women almost equally. The disease strikes older persons more
frequently, affecting approximately 10% of Americans over age 65 and 47% of
those over age 85.

What causes Alzheimer's Disease?

The cause of Alzheimer's Disease is not known. Researchers ...

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