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Alzheimer’s disease

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

How Alzheimer’s disease develops

Causes of Alzheimer’s disease

Medicines for Alzheimer’s disease

More information about dementia

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    Image from Cornelius C, Trovato Salinaro A, Scuto M et al. Cellular stress response, sirtuins and UCP proteins in Alzheimer disease: role of vitagenes. Immun Ageing. 2013 Oct 17;10(1):41. Reproduced under Creative Commons licence.

  • Produced by Nick Ridgman, Lead Health Editor, Bupa UK Health Content Team, December 2016
    Reviewed by Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa Global Director of Dementia Care
    Next review due December 2019

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