Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in the United States. We define dementia as the development of memory and thinking problems, progressive in nature, in an otherwise previously healthy adult. There are many reasons to develop dementia; the most likely is Alzheimer’s disease, but there are other important ones including dementia with Lewy bodies,

Why is Early Diagnosis and Treatment Important for Alzheimer’s?

Memory loss was once thought of as an inevitable part of aging. While it is normal to sometimes forget dates, names, or misplace things, it should not interfere with the ability to function normally.  Memory loss or confusion should be evaluated by a neurologist or a physician familiar with dementing illnesses.  This evaluation will lead to an accurate diagnosis while ruling out other possible medical conditions such as depression,