Medical Dictionary: Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer's: Another name for Alzheimer's Disease.
Alzheimer's (condition): Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
Alzheimer's (condition): 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 (AD) is a progressive,
neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss, language
deterioration, impaired visuospatial skills, poor judgment, indifferent
attitude, but preserved motor function.
More information on medical condition: Alzheimer's Disease:
- Introduction: Alzheimer's Disease
- Basic Summary for Alzheimer's Disease
- Types of Alzheimer's Disease
- Medication Causes of Alzheimer's Disease
- Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
- Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
- Complications of Alzheimer's Disease
- Diagnostic Tests for Alzheimer's Disease
- Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
- Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease
1. excerpt from NINDS Alzheimer's Disease Information Page: NINDS
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