William Chow, M.D.

Neurology

© 2014 by Dr. William Chow

Alzheimer's and Dementia

Describe Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting at least six months, and not present from birth. AD usually occurs in old age, and is marked by a decline in cognitive functions such as remembering, reasoning, and planning. Dementia is a loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living