Alzheimer's Disease - Experience

Please share your experience with Alzheimer's disease.

Share your story with others:

MedicineNet appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously.Patient Comments FAQs

Enter your Comment

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other MedicineNet users. (Optional)

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient: Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver

* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to MedicineNet, you grant MedicineNet permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. MedicineNet will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for MedicineNet to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!

I have read and agree to abide by the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and the MedicineNet Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

Please select the white square:

Alzheimer's disease facts

  • Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a slowly progressive disease of the brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and eventually by disturbances in reasoning, planning, language, and perception.
  • Alzheimer's disease is by far the most common cause for dementia in the United States and in most countries in the world.
  • The likelihood of having Alzheimer's disease increases substantially after the age of 70 and may affect around 50% of persons over the age of 85.
  • The main risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is increased age. There are also genetic risk factors and others.
  • There are 10 classic warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are
    1. memory loss,
    2. difficulty performing familiar tasks,
    3. problems with speaking with others or writing,
    4. disorientation to time and place,
    5. poor or decreased judgment,
    6. problems judging distances or vision problems,
    7. problems planning or solving problems,
    8. misplacing things,
    9. changes in mood, behavior, or personality, and
    10. loss of initiative or interest in hobbies, social activities, etc.
  • The cause(s) of Alzheimer's disease is (are) not known. Although, accumulation of the protein amyloid in the brain is suspected to play a role.
  • Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed when;
    1. a person has sufficient cognitive decline to meet criteria for dementia;
    2. the clinical course is consistent with that of Alzheimer's disease;
    3. no other brain diseases or other processes are better explanations for the dementia.
  • Many other causes of dementia are screened for prior to diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.
  • The management of Alzheimer's disease consists of medication based and non-medication based treatments.
Return to Alzheimer's Disease


Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!