COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – More than five million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and it is the number one cause of dementia.
Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect mental tasks. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a progressive brain disorder that causes decline in mental function.
Common symptoms of Alzheimer's include:
-increased trouble with memory
-disorientation and misinterpreting relationships
-difficuly making decisions
-changes in behavior and personality
Some risk factors include:
-history of head trauma or injury
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