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Alzheimer Disease (cont.)

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activities of daily living, ADLs, acetylcholine, AD, Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyloid protein, apoE, apolipoprotein E, caregiver, caregiving, cholinesterase, cognitive disorder, degenerative brain disease, glutamate, mild cognitive impairment, minimal cognitive impairment, memory loss, neurofibrillary tangles, neurotransmitter, senile dementia, senile plaques, dementia, dementia medications

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Alzheimer disease (Alzheimer’s disease, AD), the most common cause of dementia1, isan acquired cognitive and behavioral impairment of sufficient severity that markedly interferes with social and occupational functioning.

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