Alzheimers Disease

Quick Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive brain disease that is becoming a major public health issue in the United States.
  • Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and 350,000 of those are Texans.
  • Alzheimer's is a disease of the brain that causes a steady decline in memory, thinking and behavior that is severe enough to interfere with everyday life.
  • Alzheimer's disease is a terminal illness. As the disease progresses, more and more of the brain is affected. Eventually the areas that control basic life functions, like swallowing and breathing, become irreversibly damaged.

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