Women are more likely than Men are to develop the disease, in part because they live longer. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first described in 1906 by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer.
Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a normal part of aging.
Making mealtimes easier
Alzheimer’s and eating can be a challenge. Understand what causes eating
problems and take simple steps to ensure good nutrition.
By Mayo Clinic staff
Alzheimer’s disease and eating challenges often go hand in hand. As
Alzheimer’s progresses, poor nutrition can aggravate confusion and lead to
physical weakness, as well as increase the risk of infection and other health
concerns. If you’re caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, understand
what causes eating problems and take steps to optimize good nutrition.