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Progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss

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Alzheimer's disease: Progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss
Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation, mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self-care, and behavioural issues. As a person's condition declines, they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the typical life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.

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Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, study explains [Video]

Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, study explains

Neurons that regularly remodel are more prone to the dysfunctions linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Using a machine learning framework that integrated neuron type-specific mouse..

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Repetitive negative thinking linked to dementia risk [Video]

Repetitive negative thinking linked to dementia risk

Persistently engaging in negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, finds a new UCL-led study. In the study of people aged over 55, published in Alzheimer's and Dementia,..

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Plastic "bubble" helps bring families back together [Video]

Plastic "bubble" helps bring families back together

A giant plastic bubble with adjoining tubes may look out of place in the garden of an elderly care home in northern France.

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