Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, the most common neurodegenerative disease, currently affecting up to 4.5 million people in the U.S. However, dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. Alzheimer’s is a devastating and ultimately fatal condition, consisting of loss of memory and thinking skills, confusion, personality changes, and eventually inability to carry out the activities of daily life. Alzheimer’s is characterized by damage to the brain, and these changes in the brain may begin 10-20 years before any symptoms appear. For the complete article see the 02-12-2014 issue.
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