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Alzheimer Disease
Definition: A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)

Synonym(s): Acute Confusional Senile Dementia / Dementia, Alzheimer Type / Dementia, Senile / Presenile Alzheimer Dementia / Senile Dementia, Alzheimer Type / Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset / Alzheimer Disease, Late Onset / Alzheimer Type Senile Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease / Alzheimer's Disease, Focal Onset / Dementia, Presenile / Dementia, Primary Senile Degenerative / Early Onset Alzheimer Disease / Focal Onset Alzheimer's Disease / Late Onset Alzheimer Disease / Primary Senile Degenerative Dementia / Senile Dementia, Acute Confusional / Alzheimer Dementia, Presenile / Alzheimer Type Dementia / Dementia, Presenile Alzheimer / Dementias, Presenile / Dementias, Senile / Disease, Alzheimer / Disease, Alzheimer's / Presenile Dementia / Presenile Dementias / Senile Dementia / Senile Dementias
See also:
Amyloid beta-Protein  Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor  Aphasia, Primary Progressive 
Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy  Kluver-Bucy Syndrome  Neurofilament Proteins  tau Proteins 

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What is Alzheimer disease?
Alzheimer disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that causes dementia, which is a gradual loss of memory, judgment, and ability to function. This disorder usually appears in people older than age 65, but less common forms of the disease appear earlier in adulthood.
Memory loss is the most common sign of Alzheimer disease. Forgetfulness may be subtle at first, but the loss of memory worsens over time until it interferes with most aspects of daily living. Even in familiar settings, a person with Alzheimer disease may get lost or become confused. Routine ta ...

How common is Alzheimer disease?
Alzheimer disease currently affects more than 5 million Americans. Because more people are living longer, the number of people with this disease is expected to more than triple by 2050.


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See also: - Amyloid beta-Protein - Aphasia, Primary Progressive - Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy - Kluver-Bucy Syndrome - tau Proteins

Broader term(s): - Dementia - Brain Diseases - Central Nervous System Diseases - Nervous System Diseases - Tauopathies - Neurodegenerative Diseases
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  Medical News for "Alzheimer Disease"
Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No   (05/17/2018, HealthDay)
Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia   (05/16/2018, HealthDay)
Making Life With Dementia More Bearable   (05/10/2018, HealthDay)
When Do You Take Guns From Someone With Dementia?   (05/08/2018, HealthDay)
'Smart Dresser' Might Help Alzheimer's Patients Clothe Themselves   (05/04/2018, HealthDay)
Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk   (04/30/2018, HealthDay)
Music May Calm the Agitation of Alzheimer's   (04/30/2018, HealthDay)
Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks   (04/16/2018, HealthDay)
Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain   (04/12/2018, HealthDay)
Brain Injuries Linked With Dementia Risk   (04/11/2018, HealthDay)
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