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Word! Alzheimer's Disease

Word! Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Say: ALTS-hy-merz (also sometimes ALS-hy-merz or OLS-hy-merz) DISS-eeze

Have you ever forgotten to do your homework? Everyone has trouble with their memory sometimes. But older adults with the condition called Alzheimer's disease have brains that always have trouble remembering. They start out with trouble remembering small things, but over time they forget important stuff like names and faces of the people they love or even their own names.