Alzheimer’s disease: Why every American should get involved
Alzheimer’s disease the most common form of dementia, affecting over 5 million people in the United States alone. And anyone who knows a friend or family member who has suffered from Alzheimer’s will tell you that day-to-day living becomes a real struggle for both patients and caregivers.
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease, meaning it causes a progressive decline in brain function. As the stages of the disease progress, memory loss and other symptoms become more prevalent.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can include:
- Memory problems that persist or get worse over time;
- Disorientation and problems understanding surroundings;
- Problems with speaking and writing;
- Difficulty concentrating;
- Inability to perform daily tasks cooking, dressing and bathing;
- Changes in personality and behavior.