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Definition of the noun alzheimer's

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  1. a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
    • examples: Researchers are still a long way off from understanding the mechanism involved in Alzheimer's disease. | Tom passed away last winter after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. | Alzheimer's disease affects mainly people older than 60 years. | He gave a speech about Alzheimer's disease. | My dad's friend was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. | Limited research suggests that listening to music can benefit people who have Alzheimer's disease in various ways. | He has Alzheimer's.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • alternative spelling: Alzheimers
    • synonym of Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's disease
    • more generic term: presenile dementia = dementia with onset before the age of 65

Alternative definition of the noun alzheimer's


  1. [informal] Alzheimer's disease.


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People think it's a terrible tragedy when somebody has Alzheimer's. But in my mother's case, it's different. My mother has been unhappy all her life. For the first time in her life, she's happy. (Amy Tan)
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