Alzheimer's Disease FAQs (cont.)
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What are symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
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While Alzheimer's disease progresses at different rates in different people, three general stages of Alzheimer's disease have been described.
What brain changes are associated with Alzheimer's disease?
The neurodegenerative disorders in the brain that result in Alzheimer's disease start years, probably decades, before the beginning of clinical symptoms. This long period of time between the beginning of the pathological changes and the early symptoms opens a window of opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, at the present time no treatment is available to stop the progression of the disease.
There are two main changes in brain tissue that are associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2014
Norberto Alvarez, MD
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