What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia. It accounts for nearly 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Though the exact cause of Alzheimer’s is unknown, early diagnosis can help slow the progression and improve quality of life.
Alzheimer’s impacts thinking and reasoning skills and may cause the following symptoms:
- Difficulty having a conversation
- Memory loss disrupting daily life
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Impaired judgment and decision making
- New problems with words when speaking or writing