Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Alzheimerã¢â‚¬â„¢s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person's ability to function independently. Brain cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate and die, eventually destroying memory and other important mental functions. Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms.No cure exists, but medication and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms.

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