Alzheimer's Disease


Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

There is no one test that can definitely diagnose Alzheimer's disease. Doctors diagnose the condition by assessing medical history, family history, cognitive testing, and brain imaging.

The cause of Alzheimer's disease is not yet fully understood, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are treatments available to help manage symptoms. These include medications, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and assistance with activities of daily living.

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