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The Potential Role of Epigenetics in Alzheimers Disease Etiology

Alzheimer’s disease(AD) was characterized by Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer in 1907, and was based upon his observations and treatment of a 51 year old patient named August ‘D’. The patient showed symptoms of short term memory loss, unusual behavior and the neuropathological characteristics that have become the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. AD is the most common type of dementia, which is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms such as trouble with memory, language, ability to focus, reasoning skills, and visual perception . Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that is fatal given that no other cause of death intervenes. It’s also the most common form of age-related neurodegenerative dementia, a serious health problem in the industrialized world, and is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

Citation: Shewale SJ, Huebinger RM, Allen MS, Barber RC (2013) The Potential Role of Epigenetics in Alzheimer’s Disease Etiology. Biol Syst 2:114.

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