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Alzheimer's disease affects many

Alzheimer's disease is a fatal brain disorder that affects more than 5.3 million Americans. The disease destroys brain cells, growing worse over time as the patient loses the ability to think clearly and behave rationally. Alzheimer's is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Symptoms can be treated to a point, but the disease has no known cure.

The progressive disease -- which accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementia cases -- eventually deteriorates a person’s memory, cognitive abilities and behavior. It is difficult for the patient, who will continue to lose his or her independence as the disease worsens. The disorder is heartbreaking for families, who often feel helpless as loved ones struggle to maintain their identities. The onset of Alzheimer's disease can affect far more than just the patient.

This site was developed as a portal of information for people who are trying to learn more about Alzheimer's disease. Here you can find information about the symptoms, risk factors and diagnosis of the disease, as well as information about the various treatment methods used to help people with Alzheimer's. You can also find information for those who are tasked with providing care for Alzheimer's patients.

Please bookmark us and remember to check back for future updates. We will be keeping this current with the latest news and treatment methods for Alzheimer's. Knowledge is power when someone you know has this fatal disorder. There may not be a cure, but by knowing all the facts of the disease you can meet the challenge head-on.

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