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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a serious and irreversible brain disorder that impairs memory and cognition, progressively worsening to include behavioral changes and an inability to perform simple tasks. AD is the most common cause of dementia; it is estimated that AD affects more than 5 million people in the United States. AD is characterized by abnormal aggregation of proteins in the aging brain and has a broad impact on the patients themselves, on their caregivers, and on supporting health systems. Although there is no cure for AD, early diagnosis and treatment can be beneficial in helping patients maintain brain health and improve cognitive function and in slowing the course of their disease. DETECT Now!