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Facts about Alzheimer's disease:
- Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
- "Alzheimer’s is a very distinct disease because it gets at the heart of what it means to self-determine one’s life. The problem of Alzheimer’s is the problem of losing our autonomy, losing our ability to self-determine our lives. It’s a disease that’s wrapped up in our humanity...This heartbreakingly common diagnosis creates multiple patients—both the diagnosed and the caregivers" - Jason Karlawish, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Although treatment can help manage symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
- Alzheimer's Disease fact sheet