Approximately 50 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s worldwide. In the U.S. alone, 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s – about 10 percent of the worldwide Alzheimer’s population. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to memory loss, changes in thinking and other brain functions. While the rate of progressive decline in brain function is slow at the onset, it gets worse with time and age. Brain function decline accelerates and brain cells eventually die over time. While there has been significant research done to find a cure, currently there is no cure available. Alzheimer’s incidence rate in the U.S. and other western countries is significantly higher than that of the countries in in the developing world. Factors such as lifestyle, diet, physical and mental activity and social engagement play a part in development and progression of Alzheimer’s In most cases, if you are above the age of 50, plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's may have already started forming in your brain. At the age of 65, you have 10% chance of Alzheimer's and at age 80, the chances are about 50%. With lifestyle changes, proper diet and exercise (of the mind and body), Alzheimer's is preventable.