Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia; a term used to describe a set of symptoms, such as memory loss, difficulties thinking and language, and in some cases, changes in behaviour and mood.
Currently, there are more than 520,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer’s disease. Worldwide, it’s estimated over 46 million people are living with some form of dementia.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. Meaning that over time, the brain becomes more damaged and so, more symptoms develop.
Over the course of the disease, proteins build up in the brain. This protein build-up causes the brain to form structures, which lead to the nerve cells losing connection, and eventually the death of nerve cells and loss of brain tissue.
Symptoms are generally very mild to begin with, but as they grow more severe, the more they can interfere with daily...