Many older people forget someone’s name or misplace things from time to time. This kind of forgetfulness is normal. But, forgetting how to get home, getting confused in places a person knows well, or asking questions over and over can be signs of a more serious problem. The person may have Alzheimer’s disease, a disease of the brain that begins slowly and gets worse over time.
This colorful, easy-to-read booklet helps readers learn about Alzheimer’s disease:
- What it is
- Signs of the disease
- When it is important to see a doctor
- Research studies
- How to get help caring for a person with the disease