Most people will know that memory loss is a sign of the Alzheimer’s, but there are many other early warning signs you should look out for.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 62% of those diagnosed.
It is estimated that around 85,000 people suffer with the terminal condition in the UK alone. And this is set to rise to more than one million cases by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.
And while it is most common in people over 70, there are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in Britain.
Sadly there is currently no cure for the disease or for any other type of dementia. But delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year.
Despite the number of people suffering with the disease, relatively little is know about it. And while memory loss and disorientation are two of the most common symptoms, there are plenty of other early warning signs.