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What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the brain. 4.5 million adults over the age of 65 have the disease. It is accompanied by memory loss symptoms and unfortunately only gets worse with time. While doctors do not know Alzheimer's cause, there are three main factors: plaques, tangles and inflammation.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 02:24.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh . Review date: October 06, 2015
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