Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that attacks nerves, brain cells and neurotransmitters causing a gradual decline in cognitive abilities, often beginning with memory loss.

Could I develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Anyone can develop Alzheimer’s disease, however the risks may be increased by:
  • Increasing age
  • Family history
  • Previous severe head injuries
  • Lifestyle factors and conditions associated with vascular disease

Signs to look out for:

  • Memory loss
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty finding the right words
  • Difficulty understanding people
  • Personality and mood changes
  • Difficulty performing everyday tasks
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Decreased or poor judgment

Treatment options:

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are a few treatment options that may assist with cognitive and behavioural symptoms. If you are concerned that you or a family member may have Alzheimer’s disease, please contact us.