elderly womanAlzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts gradually and then gets worse over time. It is named after the German psychiatrist and pathologist Alois Alzheimer who first described the disease in 1906. The cause of the disease is still largely unknown, but it is generally diagnosed based on a study of medical history, history from relatives, and behavioural observations. Read on to learn about how this disease affects the body, how it develops over time, and how it is treated. (more…)