My dad passed away with Alzheimer’s in 2000. Nobody said so, but his battle with prostate cancer might have sped up the normally slower cognitive loss, than he experienced.
My health was not good at that time and hadn’t been for several years. It’s my guess that being overweight had taken a toll.
When dad passed away my knowledge of Alzheimer’s was very limited, and it stayed that way until many years later.
If you wish to read the history of what I consider pertinent, that led to my advocacy concerning Alzheimer’s, type “msmw” without the quotation marks, in the search box, and the posts will appear in reverse-chronological order.