Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disease and the most common cause of dementia. There are currently no drugs available that prevent or even slow its course but scientists are making measurable progress towards finding treatments. With your support, we can and will understand, prevent and conquer this disease.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. Although we do not know how the disease process begins, research shows that damage to the brain starts a decade or more before problems become evident. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 70 or 75; in a subset of those affected Alzheimer’s, symptoms can occur earlier.