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Typically the death certificate lists the cause of death as one of ALZ's complications, such as pneumonia, but the root cause is ALZ. Over the course of the disease a person w/ ALZ forgets how to care for themselves; how to cook; what to eat; and eventually how to chew. Because of their weakened condition, other infections lead to the actual death. However, the opportune infections wouldn't have gotten a foothold w/o ALZ being present.

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