Alzheimer ’s disease is a progressive illness that affects memory and cognition. Symptoms include problems with memory, language, and eventually performing everyday tasks. Usually this is a disease that affects people in older age, after 65, but some do experience “early onset Alzheimer’s”. The challenges this illness can bring on both those who experience it and those caring for a loved one experiencing it can be daunting and overwhelming. Therapists who are knowledgeable and experienced in working with Alzheimer’s can help.