Fratellone Medical Associates

Alzheimer's Disease Treating Center in NYC

Alzheimers Disease - New York City - NYC

More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named after the German physician, Alois Alzheimer who first described it in 1906. Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time and it is fatal. Today Alzheimer’s is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Just like the rest of our bodies, our brain also ages. Alzheimer’s is much more than memory loss. One should realize that Alzheimer’s is debilitating for the families watching their loved one get worse and worse. The diagnosis should always be done by a doctor and it should be realized that the diagnosis is a process of eliminating other diseases first.

Some common signs include

Some of the diseases that must be excluded first include: