How is Alzheimer's disease diagnosed? Find out here

November 22, 2013

Alzeheimer's disease is a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Symptoms vary from person to person, but in general, Alzheimer's begins slowly and gets worse over time.

For more about tests used in Alzheimer's diagnosis, watch "Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease"

The information on Alzheimer's Disease was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH.

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