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what can be initial signs of alzheimers?

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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology 10 years experience
Forgetfulness: Memory loss for new, not old, information is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease (ad). Before ad, people begin with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is diagnosed after neuropsychological testing indicates that there is a notable deficit in memory in the presence of otherwise intact cognitive and daily functioning. Ad usually develops in the 70s, but other dementias can develop earlier.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Know the 10 signs: Check out http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp for 10 signs & symptoms of early Alzheimer's disease, and for that matter, all dementia (of which Alzheimer's disease is the largest subtype).
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
check with your doc to have it examined. Internet only inquiries can be misleading. Good luck.
Apr 4, 2015

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