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The most com­mon form of de­men­tia— ac­counts for 50 per cent to 70 per cent of all cases

It is a pro­gres­sive, de­gen­er­a­tive ill­ness that at­tacks the brain

When the brain cells even­tu­ally die, the pa­tient can’t re­call or as­sim­i­late in­for­ma­tion

Symp­toms in­clude pro­gres­sive and fre­quent me­mory loss, con­fu­sion, per­son­al­ity change, ap­a­thy and with­drawal

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