Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about the disease, and get news, tips, and resources for caregivers and health care professionals.
What do I need to know about my memory?
Let’s face it, as you age, your body has to work harder to maintain the same level of health you had when you were younger. But it’s trickier when it comes to your brain. Unfortunately, you can’t see your brain atrophy the same way you can see the muscles in your legs, arms, and waist (for example) go soft over time. Instead, an aging brain shows up as memory issues.