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Early signs of altzheimer?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Alzheimer's stages: Gomto this web site for deep understanding of the stages. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_stages_of_alzheimers.asp.

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Last updated Sep 7, 2013

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