What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is an irreversible brain disease which impacts memory, thinking, language, and the ability to perform daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease gradually gets worse over time. People with the illness progress in different ways and at different rates.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, through the National Institute on Aging, provides much information about the disease and care-giving. Here is a link to their website and their many free publications.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers