Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's? Alzimer is a common variation of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia in older people. It is characterized by memory loss, deteriorating language skills, and impaired judgment. Named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer (a German physician), this disease affects 5 percent of people ages 65 to 74. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. Abnormal clumps and tangled bundles of fibers in the brain are among the signs of Alzheimer's. While treatments exist to help improve the symptoms of this condition, there currently is no cure. After being diagnosed, people with Alzheimer's disease typically live for an average of 8 to 10 years.