Alzheimer's Disease Overview
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in industrialized nations. Dementia is a brain disorder that interferes with a person's ability to carry out everyday activities.
Alzheimer's disease affects mainly people aged 60 years or older.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease, which means that it gets worse over time. It cannot be cured or reversed by any known treatment.
Because of this, Alzheimer's disease is considered a major public health problem.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2014
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