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Alzheimer's Disease Is the Most Common Cause of Dementia


Updated November 24, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease is the Most Common Cause of Dementia Among Seniors

Alzheimer's Disease is a Progressive, Degenerative Disorder of the Brain

Definition: Alzheimer's disease is an organic mental illness that usually involves loss of memory, changes in personality, and decreasing ability to think rationally, solve problems, and perform tasks needed for daily life. Alzheimer's disease causes degeneration of the brain and is progressive and terminal. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of senile dementia.

Although Alzheimer's disease is incurable, research is ongoing, and new treatments and strategies for managing the disease are emerging.

Also Known As: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, mental disorder, mental illness, senility, senile dementia
Common Misspellings: Alzhiemer's disease, Alsheimer's disease, Alzhymer's disease
Alzheimer's disease is a terminal organic brain disorder.

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