What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss… Read More

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Tips

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease at home is a difficult task and can become overwhelming at times. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. One of the biggest struggles caregivers face is… Read More

Alzheimer Risk Factors and Prevention

We can’t control some risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease such as age and genetic profile. But scientists are studying a number of other factors that could make a difference. Research suggests that certain lifestyle factors, such as a nutritious diet, exercise, social engagement, and mentally stimulating… Read More

What is Early Onset Alzheimer’s?

Most people think of Alzheimer’s as a disease that affects only the elderly. But people as young as 30 or 40 can exhibit symptoms of the disease, although that is very rare—more commonly, early onset Alzheimer’s starts to manifest in the patient’s 50’s or early 60’s.… Read More