By Katherine rossi
What is going on in the brain when you have Alzheimers?
Shrinkage is especially severe in the hippocampus an area of the cortex that plays a key role in formation of new memories.
In the picture below you can see how massive the cell loss changes the whole brain in advanced Alzheimer's disease.
In 2015, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States age 65 and older will die with Alzheimer's.
As the population of the United States ages, Alzheimer's is becoming a more common cause of death. Although deaths from other major causes have decreased significantly, official records indicate that deaths from Alzheimer's disease have increased significantly.