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According to NIH (National Health of Institute) web site, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.AD begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with AD may have trouble remembering things that happened recently or names of people they know. Over time, symptoms get worse. People may not recognize family members or have trouble speaking, reading or writing. They may forget how to brush their teeth or comb their hair. Later on, they may become anxious or aggressive, or wander away from home. Eventually, they need total care.[1]

Possible Relation to Lyme DiseaseEdit

From "Lyme disease associated with Alzheimer's disease:" "This case report discusses a patient with co-occurring neuroborreliosis and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although no claim is made for causality nor is there objective evidence that spirochetes are involved in AD, co-infection may exacerbate the symptoms of either neuroborreliosis or AD. Much is to be learned about the role of spirochetes in degenerative central nervous system disease."[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alzheimersdisease.html
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16528463

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