About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly damages and ultimately destroys brain cells, leading to the loss of memory and thinking skills and even the ability to carry out simple daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is not part of the normal aging process. It develops gradually over time and progressively gets worse as more brain cells die. Eventually, Alzheimer’s disease is fatal and, presently, there is no cure.

Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain unknown; however, most experts agree that the disease develops as a result of multiple factors over a long period of time. The greatest risk factors are:

  • Increasing age
  • Family history
  • Genetics