The month of November marks National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory, thinking, and behavior problems. Being the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, there is no cure or prevention for the disease. One of three seniors die from Alzheimer’s or another form
Approximately 44 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. In the United States, an estimated 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s. Of these, around 5.3 million people are 65 years and older, and your chances of developing the disease double every five years beyond the age of 65.