Alzheimer's disease

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of function of nerve cells in several areas of the brain leading to loss of cognitive function such as memory and language.

Common symptoms reported by people with Alzheimer's disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for Alzheimer's disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aricept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
118
Tried for
Alzheimer's disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Razadyne ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Alzheimer's disease (1)

Data from patients with Alzheimer's disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Alzheimer's disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aricept)
Perceived effectiveness
for Alzheimer's disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Alzheimer's disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Razadyne ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Alzheimer's disease (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Alzheimer's disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has Alzheimer's disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 369 say Alzheimer's disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 18
30s 30
40s 37
50s 39
60s 49
70+ 187
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 11
70+ years 17

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 181
Female 187

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 70
Not Diagnosed 28

These charts show data from Alzheimer's disease patients who have completed their condition history
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