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How common is Alzheimer's disease?

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Because loss of memory is also a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, you might worry that these lapses are a sign of something more serious. Alzheimer’s, which affects some 5 million Americans, most of them over 65, is irreversible.

From: Is It Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: "Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia," "Know the 10 Signs."

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center: “Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Memory Loss: 7 tips to improve your memory,” “Memory Loss: When to Seek Help,” “Reversible Causes of Memory Loss.”

National Institute on Aging: “About Alzheimer’s."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: "Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia," "Know the 10 Signs."

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center: “Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Memory Loss: 7 tips to improve your memory,” “Memory Loss: When to Seek Help,” “Reversible Causes of Memory Loss.”

National Institute on Aging: “About Alzheimer’s."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2018

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