Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Understanding Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. At first, someone with Alzheimer's disease may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering. Eventually, people with the disease may even forget important people in their lives and undergo dramatic personality changes.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause the loss of intellectual and social skills. In Alzheimer's disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function.

Current Alzheimer's disease medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms. This can sometimes help people with Alzheimer's disease maximize function and maintain independence for a little while longer. But because there's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, it's important to seek supportive services and tap into your support network as early as possible.

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Study Level: Specialized
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Topic: Alzheimer\'s disease
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Details: Definition; Etiology(cause); How is the disease acquired?; Is there an incubation period?; Target population; Prevalence; Family tendency; Sing and symptoms; Emergency warning sing; How is the illness diagnosed?; Treatment; Medical management; Prognosis. Resources - no oldest than 5 years!