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alzheimer's disease
 

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neural deterioration that occurs in the brain and often results in the following: 

  • diminished memory, thinking, and behavior
  • confusion
  • restlessness
  • personality and behavior changes
  • impaired communication
  • inability to follow directions
  • language deterioration
  • impaired visual perceptions among objects
  • emotional indifference
 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include: 

  • memory loss
  • misplacing things
  • impaired judgment
  • difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • problems with language
  • disorientation to time and place
  • changes in mood or behavior
  • changes in personality
  • loss of initiative
 
Causes

Causes may include:

  • age
  • family history
  • certain genes
  • abnormal protein deposits in the brain
  • environmental factors
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

  • medication
  • physical exercise
  • social activity
  • proper nutrition
  • well-structured environment
Specialties
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  • neurology

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