Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a serious neurological condition which leads to memory loss, thinking and decision making. It is a type of dementia which slowly affects brain cells and affects behavior of a person suffering. Dementia refers to a group of conditions which ultimately affects in memory, communication, and thinking. Dementia may indicate several underlying diseases and brain disorders.

Alzheimer's disease is a disease whose specific causes are unknown. However, at a fundamental level, brain proteins malfunction, disrupting the work of brain cells and triggering a cascade of harmful events. Neurons become injured, lose their connections, and eventually die.

Although, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, current drugs can assist to decrease the progression of dementia symptoms and address behavioural issues that may arise as the disease progresses.

Memory loss, confusion about events, repeating questions, not being able to sleep is some of the common symptoms of Alzheimer.