Everything You Wanted To Know About ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
and other types of dementia (but forgot to ask!)
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE -- WHAT IS IT?
Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia. It affects an individual's behavior, memory and thinking. The onset of the disease is usually rather slow. It worsens over time causing the individual to have difficulty with activities of daily living.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is a loss of memory and the loss of intellectual abilities that become so severe that the person can't participate in the usual daily activities. About 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer's disease.
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