Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia describing a specific set of symptoms such as memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, language or simply thinking. As the disease progresses, proteins build up in the brain to form structures called ‘plaques’. Eventually there is a break between the nerve cells resulting the death of the cells and a loss of brain tissue. ending in a lack of motor skills. Although progression can vary, typically after diagnosis life expectancy is around three to nine years. Fewer than 3% of people live more than fourteen years.
Medications, psychological intervention and care-giving are all available to AD patients. there are currently 5 different medications on offer for AD each have different results and side affects.