Alzheimer's Disease


MSH: A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57),CSP: neurodegenerative disorder of the CNS resulting in progressive loss of memory and intellectual functions; begins in the middle or later years; characterized by brain lesions such as neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of <a href=''>dementia</a> among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities. </p><p>AD begins slowly. It first involves t

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