Dementia is the name for various conditions that cause loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood, behaviour and communication abilities. By far the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease can affect adult men and women of all ages though it mostly occurs in persons over the age of 65. It’s a disease of the elderly that affects 8 percent of persons over the age of 65 years, and 35 percent of seniors aged 85 years and over.
Family caregivers notice that their family member with Alzheimer’s disease is experiencing gradual onset and often un