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Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's Disease? Alsheimers disease is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in older people. It is characterized by memory loss, deteriorating language skills, and impaired judgment. Named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer (a German physician), this disease affects 5 percent of people ages 65 to 74. The older a person gets, the more likely he or she is to develop it. It is important to note that early signs of this disease, which include forgetfulness and loss of concentration, are often missed because they closely resemble the natural signs of aging.
The course of this disease can vary widely from one person to the next. On average, people continue to live for 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed, though some people live for as many as 20 years after their diagnosis. While treatments exist to help improve the symptoms of this condition, there currently is no cure.
(Click Alzheimer's Disease for more information about the symptoms of Alzheimer's, the factors that may contribute to this condition, and possible treatment options. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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