Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's Disease? Altimers disease is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is a type of brain disorder that affects 5 percent of people ages 65 to 74. It is the most common form of dementia in older people. The condition is characterized by memory loss, deteriorating language skills, and impaired judgment. The older a person gets, the more likely he or she is to develop Alzheimer's. On average, people with the condition live for about 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed, though the disease can last for as many as 20 years.
Eventually, Alzheimer's destroys the person's thinking process, personality, and ability to function. While treatments exist to help improve the symptoms of this condition, there currently is no cure.
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