Alzheimer disease

Alzheimer disease
A brain disorder that usually starts in late middle age or old age and gets worse over time. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, problems thinking, and changes in language, behavior, and personality. Also called Alzheimer dementia.

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  • Alzheimer Disease International — (ADI), was founded in 1984 to help to fight Alzheimer s disease that was first diagnosed back in 1906. In the present, ADI has grown as an international organization that also runs the Alzheimer University to help volunteers and staff of other… …   Wikipedia

  • Alzheimer Disease: Clues from Convents — ▪ 2002       An ongoing study of a highly cooperative group of long lived nuns has been shedding considerable light on aging and Alzheimer disease. The Nun Study, led by neurologist David Snowdon of the University of Kentucky, began in 1986 and… …   Universalium

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  • Depression of Alzheimer disease — Depression is one of the most common psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer s disease, but it often appears in a different form than other depressive disorders. In 2002, a workgroup of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health created a set of… …   Wikipedia

  • Alzheimer's disease — Alzheimer redirects here. For other uses, see Alzheimer (disambiguation). Alzheimer s disease Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Alzheimer's disease and hallucinations —    Alzheimer s disease is also known as senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT). Both eponyms refer to the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer (1864 1915), who in 1906 was the first to present post mortem histological findings associated… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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