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does alzheimer's delete your memory? how does it affect your memory?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Theory: This is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency disease, and destroys the ability of nerve-nerve intercommunication and loss of ability to learn new facts and tasks, and progressive loss of prior abilities. This is primarily due to soluble amyloid toxicity and cellular damage associated with neurofibrillary tangles.
Answered on Feb 10, 2013
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Short term deficit: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly short-term memory. People cannot remember what happened 5 minutes ago but still remember what happened 50 years ago.
Answered on Feb 11, 2013

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