Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's? Alzeimer is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's.
Though Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging, a person becomes more likely to develop this condition as he or she gets older. People with the disease typically show signs of memory loss, confusion, and impaired judgment. Other symptoms can include restlessness, a deterioration of language skills, and mood swings.
Although scientists are learning more about this condition every day, they still don't know exactly why it occurs in some people and not others. Medications exist to help treat a person's symptoms, but as of yet, there is no cure. The course of this disease can vary widely from one person to the next. On average, patients with Alzheimer's disease continue to live for 8 to 10 years after they are diagnosed.
(Click Alzheimer's for a detailed look at the condition, including risk factors, possible symptoms, prognosis, and how the disease typically progresses. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)