Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and character. (To read more about mental illness, click here ) It is also irreversible and progressive, meaning that it slowly destroys memory over time, thinking skills and ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
This disease is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, causing loss of cognitive functioning (thinking, remembering, reasoning) to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s life and daily activities.
The Alzheimer’s Society International has created a list of warning signs of the disease where abnormal behaviors can be identified in a person that can trigger the disease’s alarm. They are:
If you know someone who is suffering from this or any other illness, please consult your trusted doctor.