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Early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease


Last updated 12/25/2021 at 9:44am

An ability to recognize dementia symptoms early can help millions take proactive steps to improve quality of life. Village News/Metro photo

FALLBROOK – Alzheimer's disease is an insidious illness that slowly robs individuals of their memories, personalities and relationships. The Mayo Clinic said Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that causes brain atrophy and cell death, which contributes to continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills. It eventually affects a person's ability to live independently.

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, which is believed to affect approximately 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older. While there currently is no cure for Alzheimer's d...

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