What you need to know about Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the most common form of dementia, with as many as 5 million Americans suffering with the disease.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal disease that destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior sever enough to interfere with one’s personal life, social life, hobbies, work and everyday experiences.

Alzheimer’s currently has no cure. However, treatments for symptoms are available.

Know the 10 signs

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Problems with language
  • Disorientation to time and place
  • Poor or decreased judgment
  • Problems with abstract thinking
  • Misplacing things
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Changes in personality
  • Loss of initiative

For more information on treatment options, please visit the Alzheimer’s AssociationPenn Memory Center or AFTD Web site.

Alzheimers In The News:  An Alzheimer’s ‘epidemic’ could hit the US by 2050. USA Today, February 6, 2013. Read it here.

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