Alzheimers disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting both men and women.

It was first noted by neurologist Alois Alzheimer as a physical disease that affects the brain.

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that causes loss of memory and other intellectual abilities that are serious enough to interfere with daily life. Gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged, causing the symptoms to become more severe.

At present, the exact cause or how to stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease is still unknown.

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