Early Alzheimer's - Definition

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Alzheimer's generally affects those aged 65 and older. The early form, meaning that it appears before the age of 60, represents less than 5% of patients. A genetic form of Alzheimer's exists and is responsible for these early symptoms, but according to studies, this form represents less than 1% of diagnoses. The clinical signs are the same as those of classic Alzheimer's, namely the loss of short-term memory and affects the cognitive functions dealing with movement, language, and organization.