Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and affects millions of Americans every day. Having several stages of severity, symptoms can range from minor memory loss to the inability to communicate.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease most commonly found in people over the age of 60. The disease slowly deteriorates a person’s cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities, affecting the part of the brain that controls language, reasoning, and sensory processing. The effects of the disease are irreversible, and get progressively more severe. Scientists have not yet found the cause for Alzheimer’s, but the risk is higher in people with a family history of the disease.
The first symptoms that occur of AD are signs of cognitive loss. This can include trouble remembering simple details, vision issues, and impaired judgment. Early detection can help slow the progression of the disease. As the disease progresses, symptoms can escalate to deeper cognitive damage. This includes confusion, unable to recognize family and friends, difficulty communicating and even hallucinations.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are ways to manage it. Current approaches include ways to maintain mental function, manage behavioral symptoms, and slowing the symptoms of the disease. This is where research is key to developing new ways to treat the disease.
We do not currently have any enrolling studies for this condition. However, we encourage you to submit the form below with your contact information so we have the ability to notify you when a study that matches your interest is available.
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