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Changes to the Brain From Alzheimer's Disease.In the United States, 5.3 million people have Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia, according to 2010 data from the Alzheimer's Association. Patients can have early onset Alzheimer's disease, in which symptoms start before age 60, or late onset, in which symptoms start after age 60. This neurological condition affects several functions, including language, emotions, memory, perception and judgment.

Alzheimer's disease causes changes to patients' brains, such as the formation of plaques and tangles, shrinkage of the cortex and hippocampus, and enlargement of the ventricles. Here at Bright Hub, you can find articles on the symptoms, progression of the disease, diagnosis and treatment.

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