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Alzheimer’s is a physical illness that changes the brain. Alzheimer’s is just one of the forms of dementia (dementia is a decline of an individuals mental health) affecting Americans today. It is natural for people to loose the ability to remember memories and or general information as they grow older. However, Alzheimer’s is more than becoming more and more forgetful. Alzheimer’s disease leads to the following conditions as well:

  • Changes in behavior
  • Changes in personality
  • Changes in abilities or skills

These changes are not only difficult and frustrating for the person with the disease, but they are also very challenging to loved ones. The changes are a direct result of the disease and are not fault of anyone. There are no known causes of the disease at present. However, much research is being done to discover the cause and hopefully the prevention of this disease. Some of the identified risk factors that lead to the disease are:

  • Genetics (a history of the disease in the immediate family members)
  • Age (simply growing older)
  • Serious head injuries
  • Females (women have are in a higher risk category than men)


 
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