Alzheimer’s is a fatal brain disease that begins by destroying brain cells where memories are formed. Language, logical thought and the ability to solve problems are affected. Emotion deteriorates followed by control of moods and feelings. Eventually, the oldest memories are lost. Balance and coordination are compromised. In the last stage, Alzheimer’s attacks breathing and the heart. Patients survive an average eight-to-ten years after symptoms begin but can survive for as long as 20 years. As of now, Alzheimer’s disease is incurable, but treatment can slow the worsening of symptoms.
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