It’s always a good idea to be informed. That’s why World Alzheimer’s Month in September is such an important observance.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting about 6 percent of people 65 and older. Although it may seem like just a typical disease for older people — it is, in fact, not a normal part of aging. Scientists don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s, but they suspect it’s a combination of many factors. The disease affects parts of the brain that control memory, thought, and language. There is no cure, but experts think that lowering blood pressure, exercising, and not smoking may reduce the risk. Let’s take a closer look at this event, and learn more about the disease.