Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, a disorder in which mental functions deteriorate and break down.
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's is a progressive condition, which means that it keeps getting worse. Eventually, people with Alzheimer's disease need help with daily activities because they lose the ability to dress, bathe, and feed themselves.
Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease most commonly affects older adults, but it can also affect people in their 30s or 40s. When Alzheimer’s disease occurs in someone under the age of 65, it is known as early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer’s disease.
Helping Someone with Memory Loss
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older.
Medications that Can Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease
Research is shedding light on ways to cut risk, and treatments can make life easier and more comfortable after a diagnosis.
Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that causes memory loss, confusion, and changes in personality. It is a type of dementia.