Alzheimer's Disease

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our doctors are conducting cutting-edge research on new therapies for Alzheimer's.
  • We create individualized treatment plans for each patient.
  • Our doctors are extremely experienced with diagnosing Alzheimer's.

A lot of people may assume that Alzheimer's disease, which is characterized by slow memory loss and mental decline in older patients, is a normal part of aging. However, this is not the case. Alzheimer's is a medical condition with memory loss severe enough to interfere with everyday life. 

Over time, signs of mental decline worsens as damage to the brain’s nerve cells becomes more extensive. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, which will be identified in more than three million Americans this year—most of them in their 70s and 80s.

While the condition can be disorienting and emotionally difficult, many patients feel a sense of relief once they are formally diagnosed and learn about the gradual progression of the disease. With the right treatment and medication, patients can manage their symptoms and improve mental function.

At Yale Medicine, our doctors are working on cutting-edge research to find new treatment options for Alzheimer's patients. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.