An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, with nearly 97% of those over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly, progressively becoming worse overtime and become severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. While the cause of Alzheimer’s Disease is still unknown, many scientists and experts believe the disease is caused by multiple factors with one common factor being advancing age.
People suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease often suffer from the following symptoms:
Change in mood
Difficulty completing normal tasks
Difficulty with interpretation of visual information
Inability to speak or write