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Were you looking for information about Alzheimer's? Altheimers is a common misspelling of Alzheimer's.
 
People with Alzheimer's disease typically show signs of memory loss, confusion, and impaired judgment. Other symptoms can include restlessness, a deterioration of language skills, and mood swings. In most cases, the brain tissue of someone with this disease contains abnormal protein clumps and tangled bundles of fibers. However, the exact reasons why these abnormalities occur are still unknown.
 
Though Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, a person becomes more likely to develop this condition as he or she gets older. In fact, age is the most important risk factor for this disease. The number of people with this disease doubles every 5 years after age 65.
 
Medications exist to help treat a person's symptoms, but as of yet, there is no cure.
  
(Click Alzheimer's for an in-depth look at the condition, including risk factors, possible symptoms, and how the disease typically progresses. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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