Dementia

Alzheimer's

What is Alzheimer’s disease? One of the most common forms of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is marked by a progressive degeneration of brain tissue and primarily affects people over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s is often incorrectly referred to as senile dementia. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease here.

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

This incurable brain disease was named after the German physician Alois Alzheimer and is the most common form of dementia. The disease is marked by a progressive degeneration of brain tissue.

Causes of Alzheimer’s disease

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not fully known. Research into the causes has found two main forms of neural damage or abnormalities that can be linked to the disease.

Treating Alzheimer's disease

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. The goal of treatment in Alzheimer's disease is to manage the symptoms as far as possible.

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is marked by a progressive degeneration of brain tissue.

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