- Q What is Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAlzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, over time, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. Symptoms of AD usually first appear after age 60. Although there are some... Full Answer
- Q How common is Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicinePart of my job as a doctor is to tell you things straight up, because when I don't tell the truth, people get hurt. No BS (that really stands for no bad science). When it comes to your brain, here's a fact that's harsher than a Buffalo winter: The... Full Answer
- Q How are metals like iron, copper and zinc connected to Alzheimer's disease?
Dr. Neal Barnard, Nutrition & DieteticsThe amyloid plaque bundles found in Alzheimer's disease, which destroy the brain cells, have been shown to contain traces of metals like iron, copper and zinc. Watch Neal Barnard, MD, explain how these metals get ingested and the damage they cause. Full Answer
- Q How is Alzheimer's disease different from memory loss due to aging?
Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, PsychiatryAlzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain, not merely a manifestation of aging. It is a disease in which brain cells die prematurely and progressively. This leaves an individual with impaired memory function, impaired decision-making... Full Answer