In 1906 Dr. Alois Alzheimer was
first to describe Alzheimer's illness.
Since then millions of people have
been diagnosed with the disease.
What Is Alzhemer’s
A progressive, degenerative illness
that attacks the brain and results in
impaired memory, thinking and
What Are the Warning
Memory loss that affects job skills
Difficulty performing familiar tasks
Problems with langiage
Disorientation to time and place
Poor or decreased judgment
Problems with abstract thinking
Changes in mood or behavior
Changes in personality
Loss of initiative
Disease Occur in
Yes, though less frequently.
The disaese can occur in people in
their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Most people diagnosed are older
The form of the illness that strikes
younger people accounts for less
than 10 percent of all reported
Illness Run in
Evidence is not clear
Cases where several members of
a single family have been
diagnosed is rare
Scientists are still not certain.
Age and family history have been
identified as potential risk factors.
Researchers are exploring the role