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Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease - A Quick Guide for Patients and Caregivers
By: Kelsey F. Lee, PharmD candidate 2011  /  Preceptor: Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD
5.3 million Americans (1 out of every 8 people age 65 and older) have Alzheimer’s disease.

The primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age, although it is not considered a part of normal aging.

Alzheimer’s disease occurs when nerve cells in the brain begin to fail and die.  This decreases the amount of certain chemicals required for complete brain function.

Alzheimer’s disease is progressive in nature.  The medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease are designed to slow the onset and progression of symptoms.

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