Alzheimer's disease/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Alzheimer's disease.

A degenerative disease of the brain characterized by the insidious onset of dementia; manifests itself in impairment of memory, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills, followed by severe apraxias and a global loss of cognitive abilities.

This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2015), Alzheimer's disease (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.