Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's Disease? Alzimers 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. Named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer (a German physician), this 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.
It is important to note that the early signs of this disease, which include forgetfulness and loss of concentration, are often missed because they resemble natural signs of aging. Other symptoms of Alzheimer's include confusion, restlessness, and mood swings. While treatments exist to help improve the symptoms of this condition, there currently is no cure. In many cases, a person with this disease will live for about 8 to 10 years after being diagnosed, although sometimes the disease can last much longer.
(Click Alzheimer's Disease for more information about the factors that may contribute to this condition, as well as possible treatment options for Alzheimer's disease. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)