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Alzheimer Disease: Definitions and Description

Please write (in your own words ) everything you know about Alzheimer's Disease.

What is it?
Why people get the disease?
Who gets the disease?
what are signs and systoms?
How it's treated?
and etc.

Many thanks!

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You have asked for a brief overview of what I know about Alzheimer's disease answering 5 specific questions above. I think I can help you with this subject. I have studied extensively in this area and work daily with people who have been newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

1. What is it?

Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the brain that is generally associated with aging. It impairs day to day thinking, including memory and executive functioning (judgement). Alzheimer's is not a disease with a quick progression. It is a slow process that gradually gets worse over time, even with treatment. There is no cure. Of all the known dementias, Alzheimer's is the most common, the other known dementias include: Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Lewy body Dementia.

There are 3 stages of AD, Mild Moderate and Severe.

Mild AD allows a person to continue living normally for the most part, having only brief lapses in memory of functioning that are more an inconvenience and not at the point of being dangerous.

Moderate AD sees ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a brief overview of Alzheimer's disease answering the following 5 specific questions:

What is it?
Why people get the disease?
Who gets the disease?
what are signs and systoms?
How it's treated?

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