Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people symptoms appear later in life. Estimates vary, but experts suggest more than 6-million Americans, most of them over age 65 or older may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
What Are The Symptoms?
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life or forgetting recently learned information.
- Asking the same questions over and over.
- Relying on friends or family to remember information.
- Challenges in planning or problem solving.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks.
- Confusion with time or place.
- Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships.
- New problems with words in speaking or writing.
- Poor judgement.
- Withdrawal from work or activities.
- Changes in mood or personality.