If you've seen Rise of the Planets of the Apes, starring James Franco, you know that James Franco plays a man named Will Rodman. He is a researcher/inventor trying to find the cure to Alzheimer's because his father is suffering from that disease. When his project is dismantled and essentially, canceled, he steals one of his prototype capsules (and a baby ape name Caesar) and gives the treatment to his father who does recover and is even better than how he was even before the Alzheimer's hit. Now, it would be a pretty awesome ending if that was it but it isn't. Caesar grows up to be smart and obedient. Will's dad, though he was able to recover from Alzheimer's, eventually starts to fall back into Alzheimer's after many years, and it's much worse than the first time.
Alzheimer's is one of the most common forms of Dementia (this can be seen by Gena Rowlands playing the older Allie Calhoun in The Notebook). And although you may think that Alzheimer's is a normal part of getting older, it's not, and it worsens over time. The most important risk factors are age, family history and heredity. If you have a loved one that you suspect may be starting the beginning phases of Alzheimer's, visit this website for the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease:
And although there is no cure yet for Alzheimer's, visit this website for ways to prevent Alzheimer's later on in life: