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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms and Causes

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die. Alzheimer's disease symptoms include: impaired memory, thinking and behavior; confusion; restlessness; personality and behavior changes; impaired judgment; impaired communication; inability to follow directions; language deterioration; impaired thought processes that involve visual and spatial awareness; and emotional apathy.

Alzheimer's Disease Causes

The causes of Alzheimer's disease are not fully understood. The disease develops as a result of a complex sequence of events that takes place in the brain over a long period of time. Likely causes of Alzheimer's disease include genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors.