Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s accounts for 70% of all dementias; usually in people over 65 years of age. Each disease affects particular parts of the brain at different stages and presents differently in each individual. Symptoms to watch for with your loved ones include; memory loss, communication and language difficulties, inability to focus and pay attention, poor reasoning and judgment and changes in visual perception. Quality of life for people affected is greatly increased by having access to specialized services and programs.