Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and cognitive decline serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. The disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is our nation’s most under-recognized health crisis. Click here for more specific information from the Alzheimer's Association.

You can also click here for information about Alzheimer's from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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