What is Alzheimer's disease?

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

A brain disease

Explanation

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, debilitating disease which leads to an impairment of the brain and dementia. After 7-10 years death typically occurs.The disease is most often diagnosed in older people and is the most common form of dementia. It is named after the German doctor and neurologist Alois Alzheimer, who first observed and described the characteristics in 1906.

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