Alzheimers & Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a common form of dementia of unknown cause, usually beginning in late middle age, characterized by memory lapses, confusion, emotional instability, and progressive loss of mental ability. Dementia is the deterioration of intellectual faculties, such as memory, concentration, and judgment, resulting from an organic disease or a disorder of the brain, and is often accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes. 5.4 million, or 1 in 8 older Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. To be considered for a study about Alzheimer’s and other Dementias, please call 636-946-8032.

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