The aging process is a natural part of life that everyone undergoes. It is a process of change. As we age our bodies' show this change in various ways: in our hair color, skin changes, muscle tone, and in a slowing and weakening of bodily functions. Advancing age may also bring about subtle changes in memory as well.
Dementia is the loss of intellectual abilities (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere with a person's daily functioning.1 The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects tissues in the brain, eventually resulting in abnormal brain function.