WHAT IS ALZHEIMER'S?
A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.
Brain cell connections and the cells themselves degenerate and die, eventually destroying memory and other important mental functions.
More than 3 million US cases per year.
Young adults (19-40 years): very rare
Adults (41-60 years): rare
Seniors (60+ years): very common
1 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's.
No cure exists, but medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms.
Dementia, Alzheimer's...is no joke. It is a fairly common disease. We can help provide support for families who have friends and family who are suffering from this and with thier care.