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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Enfermedad de Alzheimer

Alzheimer disease (ALTS-hy-mer dih-ZEEZ)
A brain disorder that usually starts in late middle age or old age and gets worse over time. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, difficulty thinking, and changes in language, behavior, and personality. Also called Alzheimer dementia.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.