Alzheimer's Disease is defined by a severe memory loss and mental ability associated with dementia lasting for more than six months.
Alzheimer's Disease is usually common in the eldery and can become severe enough to interfer with everyday activities.
A diagnosis of AD can mean the loss of the ability to hold a job, change in personality, and the ability to communicate. With time the symptoms will become more severe and can eventually lead to death.
This disease is rapidly growing and is expected to have effected over 14 million people by the middle of the 21st century.