Alzheimer’s is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 64 per cent of all dementias in Canada. Statistics suggest that 500 000 people areaffected by this disease and these numbers are predicted to more than double within the next generation. Alzheimer ’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Symptoms include having difficulty remembering things, making decisions and performing everyday activities. These changes can affect the way a person feels and acts. There is currently no way to stop the disease, but researchers are providing answers in terms of improving the quality of life of those affected by changing how we provide care. These same researchers continue to search for a cure for this devastating disease.