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The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs behavior, memory, and thought. Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. When someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects you as well. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There is no way to prevent or cure the disease. Dementia can cause seniors to withdraw from activities, family, and friends. But maintaining those relationships and interests reduces the effects of severe cognitive impairment, leading to a better quality of life.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The main risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease are age and gender. A woman is more likely to get Alzheimer’s than men. Women represent 2/3 of Americans living with Alzheimer’s. Researche