When you think about yourself…you think of your personal characteristics, how you look, how you feel. And you think about the people you have known, your family, your friendships, locations, where you have lived. All those memories that make you, *you*.
Your body’s most important organ weighs just 3 pounds. The brain. The storehouse of memories.
More than 5 million Americans are losing their sense of who they are. They are losing themselves. Fifteen million Americans are watching this happen, losing their loved ones slowly. They are the caregivers.
Alzheimer’s is a terrible, terrible disease. For a terrific description of our brain and what happens during Alzheimer’s, go to the Brain Tour. After you’ve had a quick review on that site, take a look at this video (unfortunately not developed with Plain Language in mind) which also describes the processes.