Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, causing brain changes that gradually worsen over time. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells degenerate and die, resulting in a steady decline of memory and mental function. It is believed that most people with Alzheimer’s disease develop the condition from a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Some common side effects of Alzheimer’s disease may include anxiety, changes in sleeping habits, depression, distrust in others, increased stubbornness, mood swings, social withdrawal and wandering from one place to another. There are many current medications and management strategies that can temporarily improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, maximize daily functions and help patients retain their independence.