early onset alzheimer’s

Warning Signs for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

With so much misinformation surrounding the conditions of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction. If your loved one is getting more and more forgetful, is it just a normal part of aging or is it a sign of Alzheimer’s? If your loved one is becoming increasingly withdrawn socially, is this an indication of dementia, or could it be something else? Some behaviors that may point to early warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be hard to detect ...
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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

We typically view Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as a condition affecting older people. This is generally true. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, of the over 5 million people in the United States affected by Alzheimer’s disease, about 95% are 65 years and older. But this means that nearly 5% of people with Alzheimer’s are diagnosed at a younger age, in their 50s, 40s and, sometimes, even in their 30s. This is known as younger- or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and it a...
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