According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
- Is the most common form of dementia
- Is not a normal part of aging
- Worsens over time
- Has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues.
- Learn more at alz.com
- There are 100,000 people in Washington State who have Alzheimer's or some other type of dementia.
1 in 8 will be affected by this disease!
No one ever chooses to be ill
but anyone can help.
You can make a difference
by attending the dance or
by donating to the university
of your choice
Studies have found that a brain-healthy diet combined with physical, mental and social activity are the most likely to prevent dementia.
The study found that the following social activites are all good ways to keep the mind sharp.
- Square dancing
- Playing bridge
- Staying active in the workplace
- Volunteering in community groups and causes
In Loving Memory of Martin Bahr
1949 - 2008