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How can I give my loved one legal power if I have early alzheimer's disease?

How can I give my loved one legal power if I have early alzheimer's disease?

Power of attorney: Most banks have documents for poa; the document gives an individual the authority to make financial decisions. It needs to be notarized. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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What are the early signs of Alzheimer's disease or mci?

What are the early signs of Alzheimer's disease or mci?

Cognitive loss: We now know that mild cogntive impairment(mci) amnestic type is a precursor to ad- about 10-15 % of people will convert form mci to early ad.Both are characterised by memory(especally short term) loss. Dementia is characterised by functional loss as well. If there is a quetion what is going on, a neuropsychological evalaution can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can one tell the difference between the early stages of alzheimer's and forgetfulness?

How can one tell the difference between the early stages of alzheimer's and forgetfulness?

Hard to say.: As people age, they can become forgetful, but alzheimer's patients have this to a greater extent, and they have other noticable troubles. For example, they can have issues with simple daily living, like doing personal finances, organizing simple tasks, and keeping appointments. The biggest difference is that these things are progressive, they ger worse. They can be unaware of these defecits. ...Read more

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How can I recognize Alzheimer's in the early stages?

How can I recognize Alzheimer's in the early stages?

Dementia: Usually forgetting recent things like phone numbers, switching stove off, keys etc and sometimes altered sense of smell and increased nervouness can be early signs. Its best to do a simple screen called mmse from your gp or neurologist and find out your score out of 30 or if you want to me more detailed then do a complete neuropsychological testing. ...Read more

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What are the stages of alzheimer's disease?

What are the stages of alzheimer's disease?

There's a New One: Besides the expected mild, moderate, & severe very nicely described by dr. Nash, there is now officially a 4th category --- mild cognitive impairment (mci). This is a stage before mild & the thinking is that here would lie your best bet at preventative strategies (if & when we find some of those). ...Read more

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What are the different stages of Alzheimer's disease?

What are the different stages of Alzheimer's disease?

3 stages: Mild, moderate and severe are the 3 stages of alzheimer's disease. The stage is determined by several factors. ...Read more

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Am I getting alzheimer´s disease?

Am I getting alzheimer´s disease?

Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as premature Alzheimer's disease when a female is in her mid 20's?

Can there be such a thing as premature Alzheimer's disease when a female is in her mid 20's?

Very rare: It may happen in a family where several members developed alzheimer's disease in an early age. That is because there is a bad gene transmitted in that family. ...Read more

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

Common dementia: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. Finally, trouble evaluating info and following plans happen later. ...Read more

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What is alzheimer's disease?

What is alzheimer's disease?

Dementia: Alzheimer's is a specific form of dementia which includes severe short term and intermediate memory disturbance. There is some evidence it is genetic. There are very specific changes I the brain, but these are not easily identified by current brain scans ...Read more

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What is alzheimer's disease?

What is alzheimer's disease?

A form of dementia: Alzheimer' s disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status because of brain changes which lead to problems functioning. Its exact cause is not known but the greatest risk factor is old age and some forms that run in families. Sometimes other reversible conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptoms so a careful diagnosis is the first step ...Read more

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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

What causes Alzheimer's disease?

Unknown at present: Alzheimer's disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status & because of problems functioning.In spite of continuing research at this time exact cause is not known but greatest risk factor is old age & some forms run in families. Sometimes other conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptom or worsen QOL so a careful diagnosis is first step. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease inherited?

Is alzheimer's disease inherited?

Likely yes: If there is a strong history of alzheimer's disease in the family like grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters, then you could be at risk of developing it. ...Read more

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Help! what is alzheimer's disease?

Brain failure: Alzheimer's disease (ad), is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior. You can get more information at www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease hereditary?

Is alzheimer's disease hereditary?

Yes: Early onset alzheimers has a very large genetic component. Those who get the illness in their 60's, 70's or older have a much smaller genetic component contributing to their illness. ...Read more

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How do you get alzheimer's disease?

No one knows: There are some genetic compenents, and there are factors that increase risk. Those things that keep your heart healthy also generally help keep your brain healthy. ...Read more

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How does Alzheimer's disease start?

How does Alzheimer's disease start?

$64K question: We really still don't know how Alzheimer's disease starts, much less, how to cure it. Current medications only slow down progression of symptoms. In fact, we still debate whether plaques or tangles are cause or effect. Check out http://www.alz.org/braintour/plaques_tangles.asp for basics. We do know that heart healthy folks have lower risk so one way to avoid AD is to take care of your heart. ...Read more

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Can people die from alzheimer's disease?

Can people die from alzheimer's disease?

Yes.: In the late stages of alzheimer's disease the body's vital functions break down. The body "forgets" how to swallow, the muscles grow rigid. The person starts to aspirate, they develop pneumonias, pressure ulcers and other infections that eventually kills them. It's important for patients and their families to talk with their doctor about an advanced directive before that happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

A progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to ...Read more