<p>Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder. It's the leading cause of dementia among people over 65, but some forms of it develop in younger people. Alzheimer's develops over time, causing memory loss, confusion and, eventually, the inability to make decisions, care for oneself, recognize loved ones and even speak. There's no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are ways to help prevent it.</p>Read more
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Alzheimer's Disease Q&As
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Is Alzheimer's disease a form of amnesia?
<p>Although a symptom of Alzheimer's disease is memory loss, it is not a form of amnesia. A person with amnesia may experience loss of recent memory, but it develops suddenly and usually does not worsen with time. Alzheimer's disease has a more comprehensive affect on overall brain capabilities than amnesia. A person suffering from amnesia can maintain daily function and often remembers people, places, and many events. Alzheimer's aggressively attacks of brain tissue, making common tasks more difficult and familiar people strangers.</p>
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