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SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Living with Alzheimer’s: When brain power fails

January 22, 2012
Salem News

Alzheimer's strikes about one-tenth of the people over 65 years old and almost one-half of those who live past 85. "Many people confuse Alzheimer's disease with dementia," explained Family Medicine physician Jeffrey Cohen, D.O. "Dementia is a group of symptoms related to the loss of mental functions, such as thinking, memory and reasoning; which are severe enough to interfere with a person's daily functioning. Many causes of dementia symptoms exist, but Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause.

 
 

 

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