Alzheimer's Disease

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Introduction


  • Alzheimer's is a type of disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
  • Symptoms develop slowly and progressively gets worse.
  • Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia
  • Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older.

Symptoms

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Difficulty in planning or solving problems
  • Struggle completing familiar tasks at home
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images
  • New problems with speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

Brain Scan