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  Alzheimer's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily living and neuropsychiatric symptoms or behavioral changes.
Eventually, the term Alzheimer's disease was adopted formally in the psychiatric and neurological nomenclature to describe individuals of all ages with the characteristic common symptom pattern, disease course, and neuropathology.
Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent type of dementia in the elderly and affects almost half of all patients with dementia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alzheimers_disease   (4061 words)

 understanding Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimers disease is a gradual progression from mild to moderate to severe.
The cause of Alzheimers disease, isolated by the German neurologist Dr. Alois Alzheimer, is the isolation of abnormal clumps and irregular brain cells.
Alzheimers care is a challenge because the slow and unpredictable decline is lengthy and progresses at a different pace.
www.uth.tmc.edu /uth_orgs/hcpc/understanding_alzheimer_disease.htm   (2198 words)

 Alzheimers Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The disease affects women twice as much as men, and it is not yet known if female sex is a risk factor.
The disease usually strikes individuals over the age of 60, yet 2-7% of cases is early onset and is related to a genetic mutation (Downs Syndrome).
Because the disease progression is gradual there are 4 distinct clinical stages to the disease.
www.supplementnews.org /alzheimers   (537 words)

 LIAF | Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.
Origin of the term Alzheimer's disease dates back to 1906 when Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician presented a case history before a medical meeting of a 51-year-old female patient who suffered from a rare brain disorder.
www.liaf.org /disease.shtml   (207 words)

 Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain from which there is no recovery.
Increasingly, researchers believe that many cases of late-onset Alzheimer's disease are a result of a collaboration of genetic factors that participate in the process of producing or degrading beta amyloid.
Alzheimer's is a particularly devastating disease; the patient's family endures two separate losses and grieves twice; first, for the disappearance of the personality they recognize, and finally, for the actual death of the person.
www.althealth.co.uk /services/info/misc/alzheimers_disease2.php   (7186 words)

 Alzheimers Australia
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia accounting for between 50% and 70% of all dementias.
Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease which attacks the brain resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behaviour.
Alzheimer’s disease can happen to anybody, but it is much more common after the age of 65.
www.alzheimers.org.au /content.cfm?infopageid=439   (937 words)

 About Alzheimer's | What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities.
Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, new treatments are on the horizon as a result of accelerating insight into the biology of the disease.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a group of conditions that all gradually destroy brain cells and lead to progressive decline in mental function.
www.alz.org /AboutAD/WhatIsAD.asp   (282 words)

 Alzheimers Resource
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Study Launched Nationwide by the National Institutes of Health - The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) -- a project developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- is seeking 800 older adults to participate in a study aimed at identifying biological markers of memory decline and Alzheimer’s dis...
Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Inflammation - A new study of dementia in identical twins suggests that exposure to inflammation early in life quadruples one's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Disease Brain May Be Able to Heal - It might be possible for the brain to recover from structural damage seen in Alzheimer's disease.
www.alzheimersupport.com   (1205 words)

Alzheimer's Disease (Risk Tutor 2000) is a progressive, neurological disorder that attacks the brain and results in cognitive problems, such as memory loss, impaired thinking and strange behavior.
Alzheimer's Disease Breakthrough Leads to Hope for a Cure: (2001) Scientists have developed a way to rid the brain of the deposits that are thought to cause Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimers: (2003) Even though 26% of Canadians have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and 20% have a friend or acquaintance who has been diagnosed, a recent poll indicates that 3% of respondents had never heard of the illness and 1 in 10 knew nothing about it.
www.efmoody.com /longterm/alzheimers.html   (14651 words)

 About Alzheimer's Disease: Research - Caregiving - Treatment - Publications - Risk Factors - Resources - Symptoms - News
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder with no known cause or cure.
Alzheimer's Disease Research (ADR), a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation, was established in 1985 to fund research on and educate the public about Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease has a long history, although the disease wasn't given a name until the collection of symptoms was first described during the early part of the 20th century.
www.ahaf.org /alzdis/about/adabout.htm   (512 words)

 Alzheimers disease
However, when caring for an Alzheimer's disease patient at home, there are some things that you can do to make the patient’s life safer and more enjoyable while helping to preserve your own mental, emotional, and physical health.
For example, bathing and dressing a person with Alzheimer's disease beyond the early disease stages can be stressful, especially if he or she has become combative or otherwise uncooperative.
For example, some patients with Alzheimer's disease seem to be calmed by holding a doll, a stuffed animal, or a favorite photo.
www.doctorpage.com /drpage/othsites/wneurol/alzhmrs.htm   (973 words)

 Alzheimer's disease - MayoClinic.com
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is the loss of intellectual and social abilities severe enough to interfere with daily functioning.
Dementia occurs in people with Alzheimer's disease because healthy brain tissue degenerates, causing a steady decline in memory and mental abilities.
Also, more drugs are being studied, and scientists have discovered several genes associated with Alzheimer's, which may lead to new treatments to block progression of this complex disease.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/alzheimers-disease/DS00161   (280 words)

 Alzheimers disease information. Learn Alzheimers symptoms, treatments and medicine. Senile dementia and memory loss and ...
Alzheimer's disease symptoms may include memory loss and changes in thinking and behavior patterns.
Advances in Alzheimer's Disease is for you if you're seeking expert-generated information about this brain disorder, its symptoms, treatment and the latest research.
The father of television personality Linda Dano experienced years of mental deterioration before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
www.advancesinalzheimers.com   (191 words)

Forsyth E, Ritzline PD. An overview of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease.
Gottfries CG, Lehmann W, Regland B. Early diagnosis of cognitive impairment in the elderly with the focus on Alzheimer's disease.
Grundman M. Vitamin E and Alzheimer disease: the basis for additional clinical trials.
www.fiu.edu /~nutreldr/SubjectList/A/Alzheimers_Disease.htm   (3375 words)

 Alzheimers Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alzheimers was considered to be an irreversible, incurable and progressive disease, that is, until Tom Warren came along.
Alzheimers disese is extremely rare in India, where they consume a lot of it.
Alzheimers Disease is a devastating illness, but it can be halted, and symptoms reversed.
www.evenbetternow.com /alzheimers.html   (4009 words)

 MedlinePlus: Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery (National Institute on Aging)
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center (National Institute on Aging)
The primary NIH organization for research on Alzheimer's Disease is the National Institute on Aging
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/alzheimersdisease.html   (677 words)

 Alzheimer's Society website - the leading UK care and research charity for people with all forms of dementia, their ...
That was the message from the Alzheimer's Society as a new study (Fruit and Vegetable Juices and Alzheimer's Disease: The Kame Project) is published today in the American Journal of Medicine.
At a meeting with the Alzheimer’s Society in Leicester, carers told the Health Secretary that the current system is unjust and forces people with dementia to pay thousands of pounds for vital care, such as help with eating, washing and using the toilet.
The Alzheimer's Society have been campaigning against guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) which cruelly proposes restricting access to Alzheimer's drugs to people in the moderate stages of the disease.
www.alzheimers.org.uk   (411 words)

 Alzheimers: medical information about the evaluation of dementia, warning signs of alzheimers disease and symptom ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive disease of the brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and a disturbance in at least one other thinking function (for example, language or perception of reality).
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging and is not something that inevitably happens in later life.
Rather, it is one of the dementing disorders, which are a group of brain diseases that result in the loss of mental and physical functions.
www.medicinenet.com /alzheimers_disease/article.htm   (353 words)

 Alzheimer's Disease Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized in the brain by abnormal clumps (amyloid plaques) and tangled bundles of fibers (neurofibrillary tangles) composed of misplaced proteins.
Age is the most important risk factor for AD; the number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65.
AD is a progressive disease, but its course can vary from 5 to 20 years.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/alzheimersdisease/alzheimersdisease.htm   (566 words)

 Alzheimer's Disease
As well as covering basic information about this disease, I will be introducing you to caregivers, former caregivers, patients, and professionals who have their own stories to share and information to pass on.
That historic event marked the beginning of a revolution in advocacy for, and greater awareness and understanding of, Alzheimer's disease.
Most of us children of Alzheimer’s parents fear the disease, but we know chances are good that we won’t have it.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/alzheimers_disease   (635 words)

 Alzheimers Disease - Resource Directory : HealingWell.com
Alzheimer's Resource Center - Community and information resource site to medical news, articles, video webcasts, forums and chat, books, newsletters, and links to related resources.
Alzheimer's Resources - Resources for families and loved ones of Alzheimer's patients.
healthXplorer - Reflections of Memories Lost - Alzheimer's documentary, the goal of the program is to raise awareness about the disease in hopes to help maintain and extend quality of life through early diagnosis and treatment.
www.healingwell.com /pages/Alzheimers_Disease   (158 words)

 Alzheimer's Association | Home
The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease was dramatically reduced for older people who drank
Is it Alzheimer's or is it a stroke?
The deterioration of mental ability associated with aging —; such as memory loss and dementia —; has many causes, including stroke and Alzheimer's disease.
www.alz.org   (128 words)

 Alzheimer's Foundation of America
For Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Illnesses
Donations to AFA help provide care to Americans affected by Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses.
AFA and its member organizations offer education and hands-on services that can improve quality of life for individuals with the disease and their families.
www.alzfdn.org   (175 words)

 N C H S - FASTATS - Alzheimers Disease
Number of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7,900
Percent of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7.5
Average length of stay for discharges with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 620 days
www.cdc.gov /nchs/fastats/alzheimr.htm   (70 words)

 Memory Tips — Alzheimers Disease.com
Memory loss is a problem for people with Alzheimer's disease.
Many people with Alzheimer's disease also have hearing problems.
When Alzheimer's disease makes it hard to remember things from day to day, memory joggers can help.
www.alzheimersdisease.com /info/living/memory-tips.jsp   (824 words)

 Namenda Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Learn about slowing the progression of Alzheimer's symptoms with Namenda.
Consider adding Namenda to your current Alzheimer's medication.
Let us help you understand this unique Alzheimer's treatment to improve success.
www.namenda.com   (30 words)

 Hardin MD : Alzheimers Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MEDLINEplus : Alzheimer’s disease : Symptoms / Diagnosis
Whole brain atlas -- Scroll to Degenerative Disease : Alzheimer's disease
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www.lib.uiowa.edu /hardin/md/alzheimer.html   (134 words)

 alzheimers disease
Once the suspicion of Alzheimer's disease has been
into living and coping with the disease and the
A Year to Remember - This site provides Alzheimer's disease information and shares a personal story through poetry, photos, and a caregiver's journal.
www.geocities.com /~dixiedoll/alzh.html   (711 words)

 Alzheimers Australia
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Alzheimer's Australia The peak body providing support and advocacy for the 500,000 Australians living with dementia.
Hazel Hawke Alzheimer's Research & Care Fund Help us to provide quality services, support and education to people living with dementia.
www.alzheimers.org.au   (46 words)

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