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

Symptoms

Myths and Facts

The Biology of Alzheimer’s

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Ruth is Taking Action Against a Disease That Has Claimed Her Mom and Sisters

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