Living with Alzheimer's is a section of the site with links to various materials, books, news articles, health guides, and personal web sites that deal with caring for a victim of Alzheimer's. And victim is a deliberate noun choice to describe those with Alzheimer's. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in August of 2001. How long he had the disease before being diagnosed I do not know. I noticed something was wrong on a trip to the Pacific Norhwest on which he, my mother and I made in June of 2001. He would ask you a question and then a few moments later ask it again. At that time, his only symptom was short term memory loss.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative and irreversible brain disorder that causes intellectual impairment, disorientation and eventually death. There is no cure. It is estimated that 2-5% of people over 65 years of age and up to 20% of those over 85 years of age suffer from the disease. - From BBC Alzheimer's Disease - BBC Medical Notes
Wikipedia - Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Association - US
Alzheimer's disease and dementia - BBC Health article
H2G2 Guide on Alzheimer's Disease - From BBC
Alzheimer's Disease - BBC Medical Notes
Alzheimer's Society - UK
Alzheimer's Foundation of America - US
Medical News Today - The latest Alzheimer's News & Dementia News articles published daily
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The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
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