Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
It is a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss and possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment.
Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.
It can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.1
Medical management can improve quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and for their caregivers. There is currently no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Treatment addresses several areas:
- Helping people maintain brain health.
- Managing behavioral symptoms.
- Slowing or delaying symptoms of the disease.1
- Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging. CDC. Retrived October 29, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm