What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages brain cells and disrupts brain functioning. It leads to the detriment of memory and thinking ability. The symptoms gradually worsen as time passes. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but treatments that can reduce the symptoms and improve the quality of life of the sufferers are available.

Some brain changes that are usually associated with Alzheimer’s include:

Ref J Alzheimers Dis. 2011; 26(Suppl 3): 263–274.


Deposition of protein called as beta-amyloid plaques in certain regions of the brain.