Research for Successful Aging

Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia, is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. There are approximately 500, 000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's disease. And 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

Nevertheless, Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. It's not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer's. Although Alzheimer's has no current cure, treatments for symptoms are available and research continues.