“Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate between rich and poor, African-American and white. All individuals touched by this disease deserve our love and the best care available.” More
Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly. The most striking symptom is memory loss, especially the loss of recently learned information. Other symptoms include a decline in the ability to learn, reason, make judgments, and communicate and carry out daily activities. As the disease progresses, the person may also experience changes in personality and behavior, such as anxiety, suspiciousness or agitation. Even though the person may look fine, he or she may begin to have problems with their daily routine.