Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the dementia disease, where parts of the brain’s cells cease to work efficiently.
Alzheimer’s gets progressively worse as the years go on. In the early stages the symptoms are mild, forgetfulness and mild memory loss of newly learned information, but as it progresses, sufferers of the disease may lose the ability respond to their environment, hold a conversation, be disorientated, confused and have mood swings, eventually difficulty with speaking and moving, and serious memory loss.
It’s more likely that someone else other than the person affected, such as a family member or friend, will notice the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in their loved one. It is recommended to see a doctor immediately to undergo some specific tests.
At this stage, Alzheimer’s is not curable but there are treatments to temporarily slow down the severity of the symptoms and giving quality of life to those with the disease.