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Disease or Condition — Mental Disorders:
Alzheimer-type dementia

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Description

Alzheimer-type dementia is a progressive neurological disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of all cases. Symptoms typically begin with mild memory loss and confusion, and gradually worsen over time. Other symptoms may include difficulty with language, problem-solving, and planning, as well as changes in personality and behavior. As the disease progresses, individuals may become increasingly dependent on others for their care. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer-type dementia, but treatments are available to help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

Synonyms
  • Alzheimer disease
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