Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia resulting in problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older but Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age.
This month we will discuss the symptoms and stages of Alzheimer’s, risk factors and how someone with the disease can be supported.