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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease affects nerve cells or the brain and leads to memory impairment and loss of mental faculties. Alzheimer's Disease is characterized by memory lapses, confusion, emotional instability, and progressive loss of mental power. A person can have memory loss, a personality change, and become l ....

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.... illness. AD, being the most common cause of cognitive decline or dementia in the US, affects 3 to 4 million older adults. 6 to 8% of the people over the age of 65 have dementia and about 1/3 of the people over the age of 85 have dementia symptoms. Under a decade ago there were few diagnostic tools and almost no treatments for AD. Now the well described clinical signs can be used to identify 90% of cases. Where there's doubt, genetic tests and imaging studies can be used to help corroborate clinical findings. Age and family history are primary risk ....

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