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Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's disease gradually affects your memory, language and ability to complete familiar tasks. We share your goal of protecting skills and minimizing progression. Spectrum Health's memory disorder specialty team is the only one of its kind in West Michigan.

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that progressively affects the brain and nervous system. This disease often causes problems with memory and behavior. While there is no cure, it is accurately diagnosed in nine out of 10 cases, after physicians have ruled out all other conditions. A customized treatment plan will help manage your symptoms.