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In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Within the brain tissue, he found abnormal clumps and tangled bundles of fibers, which are now considered classic signs of Alzheimer's disease. The disease usually begins after age 60, and the risk of developing this condition goes up with age. While people may get this disease at a younger age, it is much less common.
Common symptoms include memory loss, confusion, mood swings, and poor judgment, among others. Eventually, the condition destroys a person's ability to process information, think, and function. On average, patients with this disease 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.
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