Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, and it causes problems with a person’s mental faculties and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions.
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease.
10 Warnings Signs of Alzheimer’s
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
- Confusion with time and place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking and writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
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