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Alzheimer's Disease: Questions and Answers

If we learn what we remember and remember what we learn, provide a neurological explanation "the best you can with current findings"of why people with Alzheimer's disease forget what they have learned and may have known for decades.

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On Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is one of the most common causes of adult/elderly dementia which is a serious loss of cognitive ability in individuals who were previously healthy. This is different from aging in that AD actually is more progressive with far more intense memory and cognitive ability impairment. The sad thing about AD is that to this date, there is no cure. It continues to worsen progressively over time until the expiration of the stricken. German Psychiatrist/Neurophathologist Alois Alzheimer first described the disease in 1906 via observations of a female patient, Auguste Deter in Frankfurt - the first person diagnosed with AD. It now affects over 2.3 ...

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The solution provides information on Alzheimer's disease - what it is about, how it affects memory, in particular the memory loss that debilitates and affects notion of self and identity. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.