alzheimer's alzheimer's  /ˈælz ˌhaɪ mərz/

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  • (n) a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness

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  1. Peanut butter used to confirm early-stage Alzheimer's disease

    GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A bit of peanut butter and a ruler may be an easy way confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers say.
    on October 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Alzheimer's Association Walk at the Mercer Mall

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA)- The Alzheimer's Association held its walk to end alzheimer's today at the Mercer Mall. More than two hundred people participated in the event and everyone that joined had somehow been
    on October 13, 2013     Source: WVVA Bluefield

  3. Cheap Alzheimer's test made from peanut butter and ruler, researchers report

    Alzheimer's disease is difficult to diagnose before symptoms start showing up, because there is no single test that can definitively determine whether a person has the degenerative brain disease. Could a scoop of peanut butter and a ruler become that elusive test? That's what researchers at the University of Florida's McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste are hoping. ...
    on October 12, 2013     Source: WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach

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