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Glossary for Alzheimer disease, familial, 1

  • Alzheimer disease type 1: A degenerative brain disease characterized primarily by progressive dementia. Type 1 has an early onset (starts before the age of 65). It is caused by mutations in the APP gene which results in the production of a toxic protein (amyloid beta peptide) in the brain which collects into clumps (amyloid plaques) in the brain. These plaques cause damage to nerve cells in the brain.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking.
  • Degenerative conditions: Diseases characterized by a progressive and degenerative decline.
  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Falls: When a person losses balance and falls over
  • Forgetfulness: Forgetting things or loss of memory ability
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
  • Memory loss: The loss of ones ability to recall from their memory.
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Senior health conditions: Medical conditions affecting seniors, male or female.
  • Speech and communication conditions: Medical conditions affecting speech or the ability to communicate.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.


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