You are not alone.
Every 67 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease. Researchers estimate that rate will increase to 33 seconds by the middle of the century. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and is the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Learn how to spot the warning signs and know when it's time to seek professional medical help.
Know the 10 signs.
There are 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.
  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.
  4. Confusion with time or place.
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing.
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
  10. Changes in mood and personality.

Learn more at alz.org.
The stages of Alzheimer's.
Those with Alzheimer’s generally experience seven different stages.
  • Stage 1: No impairment
  • Stage 2: Very mild decline
  • Stage 3: Mild decline
  • Stage 4: Moderate decline
  • Stage 5: Moderately severe decline
  • Stage 6: Severe decline
  • Stage 7: Very severe decline

Learn more at alz.org.
To learn more about Alzheimer's, its effects and how you may better assist those dealing with memory loss, we recommend the following resources:
Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601
1.800.272.3900
www.alz.org

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com

National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov