About the Disease

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is characterized by the loss of or decline in memory and other cognitive abilities, such as reasoning, speech, understanding of language, sensory function, and execution of motor activities. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, irreversible  and fatal brain disorder.  It is currently the fifth leading cause of death in California.

Learn to identify the 10 Warning Signs.

In June, 2013, the California Senate Office of Research released a report entitled Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.  You can read the report here.

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California Leaders Release State Alzheimer’s Plan
Alzheimer's Association and policy leaders release State Alzheimer's Plan to address projected doubling of Alzheimer's by 2030 in California.
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Startling projections for Alzheimer's prevalence in California
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Startling projections for Alzheimer's prevalence in California
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