Alzheimer disease is a disease that affects the brain and nervous system. It is a type of dementia that happens when nerve cells in the brain die.
Alzheimer disease most commonly affects older adults, but it can also affect people in their 30s or 40s. When Alzheimer disease occurs in someone under age 65, it is known as early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer disease....more
Alzheimer disease is a brain disorder that causes memory loss, confusion, and changes in personality. It is a type of dementia. ...more
Alzheimer disease is a progressive condition, which means that it keeps getting worse. Eventually, people with Alzheimer disease need help with daily activities because they lose the ability to dress, bathe, and feed themselves....more
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms....more
In older people, it's easy to mistake memory problems for the everyday forgetfulness that some people experience as they grow older....more
Research is shedding light on ways to cut risk, and treatments can make life easier and more comfortable after a diagnosis....more