Alzheimer disease

Pronunciation: (ALTS-hy-mer dih-ZEEZ)

A brain disorder that usually starts in late middle age or old age and gets worse over time. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, difficulty thinking, and changes in language, behavior, and personality. Also called Alzheimer dementia.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2007-05-04 Date last modified: 2008-01-16