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What is Alzheimer's?

Sunday, February 7, 2010 Leave a Comment

Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a normal part of aging. 

Alzheimer’s gets worse over time. And there's no cure for it.

Although symptoms can vary widely, the first problem many people notice is forgetfulness severe enough to affect their ability to function at home or at work, or to enjoy lifelong hobbies.

Other symptoms include confusion, getting lost in familiar places, misplacing things and trouble with language. (more info)