Alzheimer’s is one of the most common forms of dementia seen mostly in the older population. While the disease is usually detected when you’re old, its symptoms start showing early, probably when the patient is in their 40s or 50s. Alzheimer’s affects the memory power of the brain severely.
A person suffering from the disease cannot complete a simple conversation, doesn’t recognize their own family and friends, and often cannot react to their surroundings.
Although the primary cause of Alzheimer’s is old age and genetics, it has now been found that 1 in every 20 people who have the disease are under 50. Other factors that put you in the high-risk category include Down’s syndrome, previous head injuries, cardio-vascular diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity.