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Alzheimer’s Disease Mnemonic: Here all the mnemonics you need to know about Alzheimer’s Disease

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with the disease — those with the late-onset type symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs between a person’s 30s and mid-60s and is very rare. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.

Remember this mnemonic AD which will help you to memorise the association and findings of Alzheimer’s disease


Aluminium toxicity

Acetylcholine deficiencies 

Amyloid B

Apolipoprotein gene E

Altered nucleus basalis of Meynert



Actin inclusions (Hirano bodies)

Atrophy of brain

Amyloid plaques

Aphasia , Apraxia, Agitation

DNA – coiled tangles

Dementia, Disoriented, Depressed

Here is an another Alzheimer’s disease mnemonic 5A

Here the mnemonic is 5A

Alzheimer's disease mnemonic 5As
Alzheimer’s disease mnemonic 5As

Amnesia (Loss of memories)

Anomia (Unable to recall names of everyday objects)

Apraxia (Unable to perform tasks or movement)

Agnosia (Inability to process sensory information)

Aphasia (Disruption of ability to communicate)

Alzheimer’s disease: Common Characteristics can be remembered by this simple

Mnemonic: Alzheimer’s:

Anterograde amnesia is usually first sign 

Life expectancy increase shows more cases in recent years

Zapped (loss of) acetylcholinergic neurons

Hereditary disease

Entire hippocampus becomes affected

Identified by neurofibrillary tangles

Mutation in amyloid genes associated w/ disease

Entorhinal areas degenerate first

Retrograde amnesia ultimately develops

Senile plaques are formed at synapse

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