Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's? Alzhimer is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia seen in older people. Memory loss, confusion, and impaired judgment are typical symptoms.
Named after a German physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, the disease affects approximately 5 percent of people ages 65 to 74. While treatments exist to help improve symptoms, currently, there is no cure. Although Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging, people become more likely to develop the condition as they get older.
The disorder could be prevented by engaging in intellectually stimulating activities and living a healthy lifestyle in which cholesterol and blood pressure levels are kept under control. There is no guarantee that this will prevent Alzheimer's, but it may help delay the rate at which the disease develops.
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