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Can you please describe the body's responses to alzheimer's disease, linked with signs and symptoms?

Can you please describe the body's responses to alzheimer's disease, linked with signs and symptoms?

No single symptom.: There's no single or consistent body response, sign or symptom connected with alzheimer's disease, which is one of the reasons that it is difficult to diagnose in the early stages. Out of everything, memory loss is probably the most common early complaint, but alzheimer's can encompass many other symptoms. You can look at www.Alz.Org for more info if you like. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

Alzheimer's disease is a progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to complete simple daily tasks. The cause of Alzheimer's is still generally unknown. Most patients with Alzheimer's usually become ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of alzheimer's disease?

What are the symptoms of alzheimer's disease?

Progressive loss of: Memory and cognitive skills. Some patients go through a change in personality in the process including becoming violent. The loss of neurologic skills is progressive. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Early subtle: Sometimes, 3-4 yrs before memory loss, there is depression or behaviour changes, later recent memory loss, with difficulty doing normal activities of life. Driving gets incompetent, calculation errors abound, the patient loses orientation and ability to do daily hygiene, may be unable to feed himself, and later, behavioural problems including wandering, agitation and sleep reversals are issues. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of alzheimer's disease?

What are common symptoms of alzheimer's disease?

Depends on stage: Most commonly, the first symptoms are short term memory loss in the form of repeating statements/questions, misplacing items, forgetting details of recent events. Mild changes in fluency and word finding difficulty are also common early on. Problems with judgment and problems solving, disorientation to surroundings, personality changes, or hallucinations and delusions occur in advanced stages. ...Read more

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What symptoms are caused by Alzheimer's disease?

Problems with memory: thinking, finding words, judgment, getting lost, handling money/paying bills, repeating questions, completing daily tasks, losing/misplacing things, mood, personality changes; Moderate: memory loss, confusion, problems recognizing family/friends, unable to learn new things/situations, carry out multi-step tasks (getting dressed), hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, impulsive behavior. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of Alzheimer's disease?

What can be initial signs of Alzheimer's disease?

10 signs: You can get this information at http://www.Alz.Org/national/documents/checklist_10signs.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of alzheimer's disease?

Prodromal Alzheimers: Mild cognitive dysfnctn or prodromal may present with mild memory loss, but also can begin 3-5 yrs prior with depression and behavioral change which seems impossible to explain. May also see deterioration in language and organizational skills, early on.. If you have concerns , see your doctor and get evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

What are the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Behavior and mood : Studies have documented changes in personality and depression starting 3-5 yrs prior to memory loss. The problem progresses to involve organizational skills, ability to do basic skills such as driving or balancing a checkbook, and need for increased help in basic activities. In older pts without good reasons for depression, alz disease may be starting. ...Read more

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