Alzheimer's Disease Definition
ältshī-mərz, ălts-, ôlts-, ôlz-
A degenerative disease of the brain, seen primarily in elderly people and associated with the development of abnormal tissues and protein deposits in the cerebral cortex, and characterized by disorientation, memory failure, speech disturbances, and the progressive loss of mental capacity.
A progressive, irreversible disease characterized by degeneration of the brain cells and commonly leading to severe dementia.
Webster's New World
A degenerative disease of the brain, occurring chiefly in elderly people and characterized by disorientation, memory failure, speech disturbances, and the progressive loss of mental capacity. It is associated with the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the cerebral cortex and loss of neurons.
American Heritage Medicine
The definition of Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible mental condition characterized by loss of memory, agitation, and lack of mental stability which leads to severe dementia.
An example of someone who had Alzheimer's disease was Barry Goldwater.
Origin of Alzheimer's Disease
Named after Alois Alzheimer (June 14, 1864 - December 19, 1915), a German neurologist who described the disease in 1906.
After Alois Alzheimer (1864–1915), German neurologist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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