President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.
These neurons, which produce the brain chemical, or neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, break connections with other nerve cells and ultimately die.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, among people aged 65 and older.
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. **
Help join in to fight this disease. #ENDALZ