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April 8, 2014

Degenerating Generations

by Wendy Myers

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease in which healthy brain tissue degenerates, resulting in problems with memory, behavior, and other mental abilities. It is the most common cause of dementia (the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life) and the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease currently affects an estimated four million older Americans, a number that is expected to triple by the year 2050…

 

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