Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia.  Dementia is also caused by other diseases and conditions.  It is characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving, and other cognitive skills that affects a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.  This decline occurs because nerve cells (neurons) in parts of the brain involved in cognitive function have been damaged and no longer function normally.  People in final stages of the disease are bed-bound and require around-the-clock care.*



*2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures- Alzheimer’s Association