Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. (1)
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of the brain that causes dementia. One of the most prominent symptoms of AD is memory loss, which will worsen over time. Some patients may experience changes in personality and behavior. Alzheimer’s Disease is generally genetically-inherited, and those who have relatives with the disease are more likely to have the disease themselves. Treatment depends on a case-by-case basis, but most patients do end up in assisted-living facility where they can receive the personalized care they need to combat the progressive disease.