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16. Severe Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Brain

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In advanced Alzheimer’s disease, most of the cortex is seriously damaged. The brain shrinks dramatically due to widespread cell death. Individuals lose their ability to communicate, to recognize family and loved ones and to care for themselves.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is working to change the picture of Alzheimer’s disease through research, care and support, and advocacy.

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