Alzheimer Disease


Acute Confusional Senile Dementia

Alzheimer Dementia (AD)

Alzheimer Disease, Early Onset

Alzheimer Disease, Late Onset

Alzheimer Sclerosis

Alzheimer Syndrome

Alzheimer Type Dementia

Alzheimer Type Dementia (ATD)

Alzheimer Type Senile Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease, Focal Onset

Alzheimer-Type Dementia (ATD)

Dementia, Alzheimer (AD)

Dementia, Alzheimer Type

Dementia, Alzheimer-Type (ATD)

Dementia, Presenile

Dementia, Primary Senile Degenerative

Dementia, Senile

Disease, Alzheimer

Disease, Alzheimer's

Early Onset Alzheimer Disease

Familial Alzheimer Disease (FAD)

Focal Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Late Onset Alzheimer Disease

Presenile Alzheimer Dementia

Presenile Dementia

Primary Senile Degenerative Dementia

Sclerosis, Alzheimer

Senile Dementia

Senile Dementia, Acute Confusional

Senile Dementia, Alzheimer Type

Syndrome, Alzheimer

A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)