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What is Alzheimer’s disease and why should I care about it?








Alzheimer’s disease — the most common cause of dementia — is a group of brain disorders that cause a loss of intellectual and social skills. “Dementia” is an umbrella term describing multiple diseases and conditions that develop when nerve cells (neurons) in the brain die or are unable to function normally. The death or malfunction of brain neurons causes memory, behavior and thinking irregularities. In Alzheimer’s disease, these changes will ultimately affect an individual’s ability to carry out basic bodily functions such as walking and swallowing. These changes are progressive, incurable, and often severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life. Continue Reading →

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