Experts think between 60% to 80% of people with dementia have this disease. More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It's what most people think of when they hear "dementia."
If someone you know has Alzheimer's, you'll notice symptoms such as memory loss and trouble planning and doing familiar tasks.
The symptoms are mild at first but get worse over a number of years. Your friend or relative might:
•Be confused about where he is or what day or year it is
•Have problems speaking or writing
•Lose things and be unable to backtrack to find them
•Show poor judgment
•Have mood and personality changes
These are just a list of changes, but please speak with your loved one doctor for more information.