Richard Isaacson, MD, explains what Alzheimer's disease is, including who gets it and at what age. He describes what a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's does in the brain, the difference between Alzheimer's disease and different types of dementia, and how common each of these conditions is as a cause of cognitive decline with aging. Dr. Isaacson also explains the difference between pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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