Alzheimer's Disease Info
Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that affects a person's ability to control thought processes, memory, and language. Specifically, this brain disorder can cause memory loss, poor judgment, and deterioration of language skills. Over time, this disease destroys a person's ability to think, process information, and function.
Although the exact cause of this brain disorder is unknown, there are treatment options that can help. At this time, five prescription medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Although these medications cannot cure Alzheimer's or slow down the progression of the disease, they can help control a person's symptoms.
(For more information on this brain disorder, including other possible symptoms and details on prognosis, click Alzheimer's Disease. This article also describes who is at a higher risk of developing this condition.)