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    Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

    h4. Health care use h4. Hospice care # Number of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7,900 # Percent of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7.5 _Source: 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, table 12_ h4. Nursing home care # Number of residents with Alzheimer's: 231,900 # Percent of residents with Alzheimer's: 14 # Average length of ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
    h4. Introduction Scientists do not yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the more they learn about AD, the more they become aware of the important function genes* play in the development of this devastating disease. h4. Genes All living things are made up of basic units called cells, which are so tiny that you can only see them ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease and Aluminum

    h4. Question: I have heard that aluminum may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's Disease. Does use of aluminum cookware and drinking from aluminum beverage cans place me at greater risk for developing this disease. Answer: Aluminum is one of the most abundant elements found in the environment. Therefore, human exposure to this metal is common and unavoidable. However, intake ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

    Five prescription drugs currently are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Treating the symptoms of AD can provide patients with comfort, dignity, and independence for a longer period of time and can encourage and assist their caregivers as well. It is important to understand that none of these ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
    Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Although scientists are learning more every day, right now they still do not know what causes AD, ...
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