Dealing With Alzheimer's

By: Brandon L.

The Causing of Alzheimer's

Although the causes of Alzheimer's are not yet fully understood, its effect on the brain is clear. Alzheimer's disease damages and kills brain cells. A brain affected by Alzheimer's disease has many fewer cells and many fewer connections among surviving cells than does a healthy brain.

Five Facts about Alzheimer's

  1. In 2013 alzheimer's was the leading cause of deaths
  2. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia
  3. There are twice as many women with alzheimers than men in the U.S.
  4. Heart Disease can lead to Alzheimer's
  5. You also lose memory and smell if or when you get Alzheimer's