Introduction: Alzheimer's Disease


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Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects the mental abilities including memory, language, and cognition. Progressively it leads to dementia and death. AD usually arises in late middle age or the elderly but there is a rare familial subtype that occurs earlier. Because AD is so well-known, other causes of dementia or memory loss may be overlooked. Other possible diagnoses include normal aging (if very mild symptoms), emotional problems, fatigue, depression, and certain medical conditions such as thyroid disease, brain tumors, multi-infarct disease, or Huntington's disease. In its early stages, a correct diagnosis of AD can also be overlooked itself and misdiagnosed as other conditions such as depression, dementia, simple forgetfulness, or senility.

Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss, language deterioration, impaired visuospatial skills, poor judgment, indifferent attitude, but preserved motor function. 1

Researching symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease: Further information about the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease is available including a list of symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Alzheimer's Disease Information Page: NINDS

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