Alzheimer’s disease is not part of the normal process of aging, and it affects millions

We all hear jokes about “senior moments” or walking into a room and then promptly forgetting why. But Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is not the normal process of aging and really is nothing to laugh about. Alzheimer’s is a serious disease that is the 7th leading cause of death in Idaho and the 6th leading cause of death nationally. It affects millions of Americans and their families.

Tell us what Alzheimer’s actually is. It’s more than just memory loss, right?

That’s right. It is a progressive disease that starts with mild memory loss that could lead to a person not knowing how to speak or how to carry out their daily activities. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Scientists are learning more every day, but they still don’t know what causes it. Continue reading “Alzheimer’s disease is not part of the normal process of aging, and it affects millions”