Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's? Alshiemers is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia seen in older people. Named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer (a German physician), this disease affects approximately 5 percent of people ages 65 to 74. It is primarily characterized by memory loss, deteriorating language skills, and impaired judgment. The older a person gets, the more likely he or she is to develop the condition. While treatments exist to help relieve symptoms, there currently is no cure.
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