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    What is Alzheimer?s Disease?

    What is Alzheimer?s Disease?
    by Kathy, Shrink Rap
    May 21, 2011

    With age, most of us will notice changes in our memory or thinking. But while forgetfulness is a normal part of getting older, dementia ? and Alzheimer?s disease specifically ? is not.



    Alzheimer?s disease impacts people from every walk of life. It knows no cultural or social boundaries. The main factor influencing who gets Alzheimer?s is age. One in eight people age 65 and older has Alzheimer?s disease ? about 5 million of us ? yet only half of these people have actually been diagnosed with the disease. The rest don?t even know they have it! And it?s estimated that by 2050 as many as 16 million of us will have Alzheimer?s.

    These are pretty frightening statistics don?t you think? Visit aboutalz.org to view more short films like this and increase your understanding of Alzheimer?s.

    Source: aboutalz.org

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    Re: What is Alzheimer?s Disease?

    I hope they find a cure for this as much as I hope they find one for Schizophrenia. It's hard to watch (let alone experience I imagine) a person slowly become nothing but a shell of where/what they use to be.

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