Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative, and terminal disease is most commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 65, although, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease can occur much earlier in life.

The most commonly recognised symptom in the early stages is memory loss. As the disease advances, symptoms include irritability, confusion, language breakdown, mood swings and long-term memory loss.

While many measures have been suggested for prevention of this disease, their value in unproven in slowing the course of this disease. A balanced diet, constant exercise and mental stimulation are often recommended as possible preventions.

Find out more by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association website.