Thursday, November 27, 2014

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

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Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the brain for which there is no cure. The disease slowly attacks the nerve cells of the brain, causing the patient to slowly lose their memory, ability to govern emotions, recognize errors and patterns and coordinate movements.  Eventually, a person will Alzheimer's will lose all memory and mental function.

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One question I am frequently asked is "What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?" On one level, the answer to this question is relatively easy and straightforward. Compare the definitions of dementia and Alzheimer's.   Dementia:   Dementia is an impairment of thinking and memory that interferes with a person's…

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