Millions of people are diagnosed annually of Alzheimer’s disease. The disease often targets elderly people, such as those over 60 years of age. Alzheimer’s disease progresses to dementia, which the disease could be inherited, since doctors found that RNA and DNA abnormalities link to the disorder. A head injury; or high blood pressure could put one in the high-risk bracket.

The disease is currently studied in depth, since experts have not found a cause or cure for the disorder. Doctors often use microscopic tests to view the brain tissue after a person dies. This is the only way at present that doctors can determine a cause.

Alzheimer’s disease is a series of brain disorder that affects the intellectual functions, such as memory, thinking, and behavior. The disease will begin degenerating, the intellectual functions, which rests at the frontal lobes and temporal lobes of the brain.

How do doctors discover symptoms?
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and/or dementia disease are hard to detect at first, since the disease sneaks in. The disease takes a person through three stages, and during each stage, the symptoms progress at different levels.

Symptom #1: You may think the patient is showing aging signs, yet in time, the person will show shifts in personality. The person may wander and get lost. Often the person will forget things, misplace items, and find it hard to perform common tasks.