What is it?
- it is a form of dementia.
- Dementia is the decline in cognitive function
- Dementia is not a disease itself, but a group of symptoms that often accompanies a disease or condition
- Alzheimer’s is the most common dementia
- it is a progressive brain disease in the region of the brain affects recent memory, then gradually spreads to other parts of the brain
What isn’t it?
- it is not a normal sign of aging
- is not a death sentence
- is not purely hereditary (other factors such as lifestyle, enviornment, & other unknown factors are believed to contribute to development of the disease)
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Information provided by the Wisconsin’s Alzheimer’s Institute.