Over 5 million of the elderly in the United States have Alzheimer disease, while many others have minimal or mild cognitive impairment, which is usually a precursor to dementia. Alzheimer's affects all ethnic groups and races, affecting women more than men. Symptoms begin very slowly at the onset. Over time, those effected begin to have poor judgment in situations, the ability to think clearly and reason diminishes, concentrate, remember useful information, take care of themselves, and even speak.. It is also not uncommon for their behavior and personality to alter. More..
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