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1/21/2011  Alzheimers Disease- A very scary possibility

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Alzheimer's disease - is there hope?

Alzheimer's disease and the Brain/Oxygen connection

There is hope


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What is Alzheimer's disease?

 

Alzheimer's disease affects a person's brain. It destroys a person's memory, personality and ability to function independently.

The following is the definition from medterms.com:

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Alzheimer's disease: A progressive neurologic disease of the brain that leads to the irreversible loss of neurons and dementia.

The clinical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease are progressive impairment in

  • memory, judgment, decision making, orientation to physical surroundings, and language…. …….
  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common of all neurodegenerative diseases. It accounts for about two-thirds of cases of dementia with vascular causes and other neurodegenerative diseases making up most of the rest

……….. ……………The German psychiatrist and pathologist Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915) first described this form of presenile dementia in 1907.

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Alzheimer's disease statistics - Alarming

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