Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's? Alshimers is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's.
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. While treatments exist to help improve the symptoms of this condition, there currently is no cure.
(Click Alzheimer's for more information about who is affected by Alzheimer's, possible symptoms of the condition, and certain risk factors that may increase the risk of developing the disease.)