Dementia is a general term for a reduction of mental abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia.
What is Alzheimer’s?
In Germany more than 1.4 million people are living with Alzheimer's. Worldwide, more than 44 million people living with dementia. Thus, this disease is a global health crisis that needs to be addressed.
A memory loss that affects daily life is not a typical part of aging. It can be a symptom of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a fatal, brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning ability.
The more you know about Alzheimer's medications, the better prepared you will be to discuss them with your physician, make informed choices about your treatment plan, and effectively cope with symptoms of the disease.
An Alzheimer's diagnosis changed not only the lives of those affected, but also the relatives and friends. But there are multiple sources of information and support services. No one has to go through Alzheimer's or another dementia alone.