Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia occurring at a younger age, affecting around one third of people. Alzheimer’s Disease affects the proteins in the brain causing plaques and tangles to develop as a result of damage to brain cells. The Alzheimer’s Society provide a comprehensive factsheet on Alzheimer’s disease which can be found here

This factsheet provides information on;

  • Symptoms experienced
  • What happens as the disease progresses
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Unusual types of Alzheimer’s disease including;
    • Posterior Cortical Atrophy
    • Logopenic Aphasia
    • Frontal variant Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Who gets Alzheimer’s disease which includes information on genetic inheritance
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment and Support

There are many personal accounts of living with Alzheimer’s disease, these can be found here;