I chose this topic because many people in my family have alzheimer’s and its very common in the world and I think we should raise more awareness. Teenagers should be concerned because 5.1 million people have it and it could be any one of your friends or family.
Alzheimer’s is when you start to lose your memory, it starts with short term memory. It worsens over time to the point where you forget how to walk or talk so you eventually die. They have not found a cure right now but they are trying to make pills that can make it more gradual. It is most common at the age of 65 and over but is very rare in your 30-40. To try and stop alzheimer’s if its common in your family, its helpful at a young age to start using your brain for puzzles and mind games so that it will be less likely.