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Destroys memory, thinking skills, and ability to function
About 4.5 million Americans have this disease
Expected to increase 70% by 2020
Aging increases risk because people are living longer these days
Normal Brain vs. Affected Brain “ The diminishing of the intense white and yellow areas in the image on the right indicates mild Alzheimer's disease, with the increase of blue and green colors showing decreased brain activity.” – MFMER