Alzheimer's disease is the leading
cause of decline in mental abilities (dementia).
Alzheimer's usually affects
aging adults. The disease is uncommon in people younger than 65 and is rare
before the age of 45. Close to half of the people with the disease are between
the ages of 75 and 85.
Alzheimer’s aggression most often flares up during the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The person may become easily agitated, angry, and abusive -- often for no apparent reason. The person may curse, hurl insults, and scream. Though verbal assaults are more common than physical assaults, a person with Alzheimer’s disease may throw things or resist care by pushing and hitting.