Alzheimer's disease involves degeneration in the central nervous system, and is mainly common among the elderly population. The disease, first described by the German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and named after him, is a slow and ongoing degeneration of nerve cells in the brain expressed by a sharp decline in cognitive abilities, especially memory. In those with advanced Alzheimer's diseas, other capabilities may also be affected such as sense of direction, basic motor skills, fitness, eating and incontinence. Various complications often ultimately cause the premature death of the patient.
The Alzheimer's treatment center in the Department of Neurology, Hadassah University Hospital, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, along with other neurological problems. Alzheimer's and dementia patients are given advice, support and guidance for themselves and their families, with a different approach given for patients and caregivers that is based on much research and experience in the field.
Orit Shavit, Alzheimer's Specialist
Guidance and support for the families of Alzheimer's patients