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Alzheimer's Disease
Research and Statistics

 Alzheimer's disease is a tragic affliction that can cause a loved one to be unable to remember even the most basic of emotional connections. It can be a tough problem for any family to face, and in this article, we'll discuss some of the basic facts about Alzheimer's in order to give you a more complete understanding of the disease.

Dementia, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain is a deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.

Alzheimer's disease is actually a form of dementia, a mental disorder that can cause a person to be able to lose the ability to perform the normal activities in their daily life. Alzheimer's is the most commonly occurring form of dementia, and as many as 4.5 million Americans alone suffer from the disease. At the current time, we don't have any type of cure for the disease, only preventative measures to help to stave off the disease's rate of damage. The disease most commonly occurs in those that are of age sixty or older, and the risk of contracting it increases as a person ages. As a matter of fact, those aged 85 and older face approximately a fifty percent risk of having the disease. That's not to say that the disease is simply caused by aging; scientists are unsure as to why some people become afflicted with the disease while others don't.
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More Articles About Alzheimer's Disease

  • Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
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  • The history of Alzheimer's disease
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  • Alzheimers Disease Statistics
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  • Disease Stages
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  • Communicating with someone with Alzheimer's disease
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  • Caring For Your Loved One
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  • Increased Risks for African-Americans
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  • Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease
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  • Risk Factors
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  • Medical Advancements
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