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Alz·hei·mer's disease

 (älts′hī-mərz, ălts′-, ôlts′-, ôlz′-)
n.
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.

[After Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), German neurologist.]

Alzheimer's disease

(ˈæltsˌhaɪməz)
n
(Pathology) a disorder of the brain resulting in a progressive decline in intellectual and physical abilities and eventual dementia. Often shortened to: Alzheimer's
[C20: named after A. Alzheimer (1864–1915), German physician who first identified it]

Alz′hei•mer's disease`

(ˈɑlts haɪ mərz, ˈælts-, ˈɔlts-)
n.
a common form of dementia of unknown cause, usu. beginning in late middle age, characterized by progressive memory loss and mental deterioration associated with brain damage.
[after Alois Alzheimer (1864–1915), German neurologist, who described it in 1907]

Alz·heim·er's disease

(äls′hī-mərz)
A disease that causes degeneration of parts of the brain. Symptoms include the gradual loss of memory and other mental abilities. Alzheimer's disease most commonly affects the elderly.

Alzheimer's disease

The progressive degeneration of the brain resulting in dementia (mental deterioration).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alzheimer's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50sAlzheimer's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
Translations

Alzheimer's disease

مَرَض الزيـمر Alzheimerova choroba Alzheimers Alzheimerkrankheit Νόσος Αλτσχάιμερ enfermedad de Alzheimer Alzheimerin tauti maladie d’Alzheimer Alzheimerova bolest morbo di Alzheimer アルツハイマー病 알츠하이머병 ziekte van Alzheimer Alzheimers sykdom choroba Alzheimera doença de Alzheimer болезнь Альцгеймера Alzheimers sjukdom โรคลืม อัลไซเมอร์ Alzheimer hastalığı bệnh Alzheimer 阿尔茨海默病

Alzheimer's disease

n. enfermedad de Alzheimer, deteriorización cerebral progresiva con características de demencia senil.
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VOLUNTEERS are wanted to help form a new fundraising group in Liverpool to support Alzheimer's Research UK.
Alzheimer's Research UK is urging pharmaceutical companies to recommit to efforts to fund research into dementia, Health Matters reported on Tuesday.
Alzheimer's Research UK Conference - the UK's largest dementia research conference - will welcome dementia researchers from across the UK and internationally, and is due to be held at ICC Wales in March 2020.
Dementia affects about 70,000 people in Scotland and the funding from charity Alzheimer's Research UK will help scientists to understand the causes of the condition and find ways to treat it.
We have set an ambitious target of raising 75,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK, the UKs leading dementia research charity, which will be used to help fund world-class pioneering research focusing on diagnosis, prevention, treatment and a cure for dementia.
ADEFIANT daughter is set to compete in the Great North Run to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK after her mother was diagnosed with the disease.
That's why one of the association's goals is to increase the federal government's investment in Alzheimer's research, which Johns said is "terribly underfunded.
The event is organised by the Alzheimer's Research UK Cardiff Network Centre based at Cardiff University and the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research based at Swansea University.
MEMBERS of Denby Dale Inner Wheel handed over two cheques for PS900 each to the Yorkshire Kidney Research Fund and the local newly formed Alzheimer's Research Group.
Geology professor Richard Swarbrick, from Durham, is gearing up to tackle a 100-mile cycle challenge in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity.
The 31-year-old will be joined by six colleagues from specialist recruitment company Page-Group, in Birmingham, who are all raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK.
In memory of her grandad, Harriet will lace up her running shoes for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 19 in support of Alzheimer's Research.

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