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Alzheimer's Disease

The Body and Alzheimer's Disease

11/23/2004

Question:

What body systems are effected by alzheimer`s disease?

Answer:

Alzheimer's disease affects the brain, leading to changes in memory, thinking, personality, and mood. As the disease progresses, other functions of the body that the brain controls, including movement, walking, bladder and bowel functions, and swallowing are affected as well.   Please refer to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000760.htm

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Response by:

Paula K Ogrocki, PhD Paula K Ogrocki, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University