Alzheimer's (AD): A Brain Disease

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Alzheimer’s (AD) is a brain disease in which the brain begins to deteriorate. There are no direct causes of this disease but there are many factors that impact it. One is more likely to develop this disease if they contain a certain allele called the APOE epsilon4 allele. Risks are increased if one is older, female, has history of high blood pressure and head trauma, and has relatives with the disease. There are two types of AD, early onset and late onset. Early onset is less common and appears before the age of 60. It gets worse very quickly is more closely linked with genetics. Late onset is the most common and appears after the age of 60. The most common symptom of AD is dementia. The most familiar form of dementia is forgetfulness but

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