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The #1 Reason You Could Get Alzheimer's, According to Science

5.8 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer's Disease , a progressive memory loss disease, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention —and that number is expected to triple by the year 2060 to 14 million. What exactly is it, what are the symptoms, and who is more likely to develop it? Here is everything you need to know about Alzheimer's Disease—including the number one cause of the memory-impairing condition. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID . 1 What is Alzheimer's Disease? The CDC explains that Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia, a term used to describe "impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities." In total, 60 to 80 percent of reported cases of dementia are Alzheimer's.  It is caused by specific changes in the brain, in areas that control th