Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's Disease? Alzhimers disease is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in older people. It is characterized by memory loss, deteriorating language skills, and impaired judgment. The disease affects 5 percent of people ages 65 to 74. The older a person gets, the more likely he or she is to develop it. While younger people may also get the disease, this is much less common.
Alzheimer's disease is a condition that progresses slowly. It is important to note that early signs of the disease, which include forgetfulness and loss of concentration, are often missed because they closely resemble the natural signs of aging.
Patients with this condition typically 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. While treatments exist to help improve the symptoms of this condition, there currently is no cure.
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