What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that impacts memory, thinking, and language. It causes dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s causes dementia!
Note: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Signs and signals gradually increase and become more persistent!
More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. 2/3 are women!
What to look for:
Memory loss (recent things)
Confusion about time and place
Daily tasks become confusing
Loss for words
Difficulty in judging situations
Mood and personality changes
There are 3 stages:
- Mild (early)
- Moderate (middle)
- Severe (late)
Best described as forgetfulness
- Words, objects, names of people or places
- Repeating questions
- inability to plan or organize