What Is Alzheimer's? | Alzheimer's Prevention Registry

Discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder that destroys memory and other critical brain functions. More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only one without a cure. Learn more about Alzheimer’s from the links below.

Basics

What is Dementia?

About Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know PDF

Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Symptoms

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

About Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms

Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering PDF

Myths and Facts

Alzheimer’s Myths

Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet

Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures

The Biology of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease: Unraveling the Mystery PDF

Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease VIDEO

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