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What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, and memory impairment is the key feature and most often the earliest manifestation as a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. The initial complaints are usually short-term memory problems. Initial complaints also often involve language dysfunction -- difficulty finding words. Other cognitive deficits and changes in personality and behavior appear with or after the development of memory impairment.

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