Recognizing the Stages of Alzheimer's Can Limit Pain and Expense

Recognizing the stages of Alzheimer's
Recognizing the stages of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's

is the scariest disease of them all. Slowly losing your sight or your hearing is bad, but relentlessly losing your mind is terrifying.

It's also expensive. The cost of caring for people with dementia exceeds $725 billion annually, the combined 2009 revenues of Wal-Mart and Exxon Mobil, according to The World Alzheimer Report 2010 issued by Alzheimer's Disease International.