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Understanding Alzheimer Disease Medications (cont.)

Risks of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease begins with subtle symptoms, but gradually becomes worse. Over time, the ability to think and reason clearly, judge situations, solve problems, concentrate, and remember useful information is lost. Eventually, people with Alzheimer's disease are unable to take care of their basic needs, or they loose mobility or the ability to speak. Behavior and personality changes are common. As Alzheimer's disease progresses, constant supervision becomes essential.

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