Alzheimer's Association
Understanding what is (and isn't) dementia or Alzheimers

Alzheimer's and dementia are anxiety-producing words as one ages. Wandering a parking lot searching for your car, or momentarily forgetting what day of the week it is can sometimes lead to the thought: Is IT happening to me? It's helpful to know there are changes in memory that are typical to aging. According to the Alzheimer's Association, the designation of younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer's is applicable to individuals younger than age 65 with the disease. This stat is comforting, but it is also helpful to know what to look for. "One of the first signs of dementia is often memory loss, forgetting recently learned information or important...