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Is it Alzheimer’s or Old Age?

Is It Alzheimer ’s Or Old Age

As families gather for the upcoming holidays, they may notice their aging parents are more forgetful and not as sharp as they used to be. So when mom loses the car keys or dad forgets a name, is it just a sign of old age or is it a devastating disease – Alzheimer’s?

Consider this:

  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
  • Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.
  • Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Here are the differences between "normal" aging and signs of Alzheimer's disease from Jennifer Keitt
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