What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder.  The disease slowly destroys memory and thinking capacity and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.  People with Alzheimer's may experience changes in behavior and personality.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.  Per alzheimers.gov, more than 6 million people in the United States are affected with Alzheimer's.

Where can you learn more information about Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Attend "The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's" program at Gilroy Library on Saturday, January 7 at 2 pm.  Click on this event for a link to the program description.

alzheimers.gov  This is a federal government website for information about Alzheimer's and related dementias.

alz.org  The Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organization for Alzheimer's care, support, and research.

medlineplus.gov  Medline Plus provides consumer health information produced by the National Institutes of Health.

sccld.org/resource/health-library-by-staywell  Health Library by Stay Well is a database with a comprehensive consumer health information portal containing articles on common diseases and conditions which you can access through SCCLD with your Library card.

Alzheimer's Disease Booklist

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