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Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's Disease: Words to Know

  • Dementia: Impaired intellectual function that interferes with normal social and work activities.
  • Donepezil hydrochloride (Aricept): A drug approved for use with AD patients that increases brain activity.
  • Ginkgo: An herb obtained from the ginkgo tree, thought by some alternative practitioners to be helpful in treating AD patients.
  • Neurofibrillary tangle: Twisted masses that develop inside brain cells of people with AD.
  • Senile plaque: Deposits that collect inside the brain cells of people with AD.
  • Tacrine (Cognex): A drug that may help improve memory in people with mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer's disease.

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