Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia. Dementia is the general term for loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to affect daily living. Dementia can include effects from physical injuries to the brain.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease, named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. It is severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies and social life. As Alzheimer’s progresses, there are several stages from mild to severe decline.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s but there are treatments available to ease the progression of this debilitating disease. For more information please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at, 1.800.272.3900 or visit their website.