Alzheimer's Disease

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What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's Disease is a chronic, slowly progressive, gradual in onset, irreversible condition that destroys brain nerve cells and other structures in the central nervous system. People with Alzheimer's disease slowly develop Dementia-a loss of memory and intellectual and social skills that result in confusion, disorientation, and the inability to think, reason, and understand. The decline in cognition and memory results in activities of daily living to performed with increasing difficulty.


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What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Alzheimer's Disease Causes
Causes
What causes Alzheimer's Disease? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Alzheimer's Disease symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Alzheimer's Disease Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Alzheimer's Disease
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Alzheimer's Disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Alzheimer's Disease? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Alzheimer's Disease Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Alzheimer's Disease treatment options are available?
Alzheimer's Disease Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Alzheimer's Disease Doctors
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