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What Are Symptoms Of Alzheimer's 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Further Detail: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tremors: Initially, one may notice only a unilateral tremor when the hand is resting. Later there can be imbalance and stiffness using arms and legs, but pts can also experience cognitive changes, and problems with swallowing. The issues are progressive, but can be treated and often very well controlled. ...Read more
Several key issues!!: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Huntington: It is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination & leads to cognitive deficits & psychiatric problems. Symptoms become noticeable between ages 35 & 45, & include jerky random uncontrollable movements called chorea, memory problems, mood changes, etc. ...Read more
Movement disorders: Changes in movement with a lack of coordination. You are usually unsteady while walking. As the disease progresses, the jerky, or spastic movements increase, with a decline in mental status and development of psychiatric disorders in the last stages of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies.: It can include problems with movement (fidgeting, flailing limbs, slowed movements, rigidity, poor balance, difficulty talking or eating, abnormal eye movements), thinking (irritability, untidiness, loss of interest.Slow thinking, impaired intellectual function, memory disturbances), & emotion (depression, bipolar disease, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, sexual and sleep disorders, personality change). ...Read more
Movement & Behavior: The major symptoms are changes in behavior such as hallucinations, irritability, moodiness and psychosis, and abnormal movements including extra facial and limb movements and loss of coordination, dementia, and eventually impairments of speech and swallowing. More information is available from the huntington's disease society of america: www.Hdsa.Org. ...Read more
See definition.: Huntington disease is a slowly progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by chorea, incoordination, cognitive decline, personality changes, and psychiatric symptoms, culminating in immobility, mutism, and inanition.  it is an autosomal dominant, trinucleotide repeat disorder that affects men and women equally. It characteristically appears in mid-adult life but can occur at any age. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Most often there is a unilateral resting tremor in hand, but occasionally there may be vague stiffness or gait imbalance. On occasion, one might see chronic constipation, or impaired swallowing which seems nonspecific, and unilateral foot dystonia, or cramping may occur very early. If there is a question or if runs in your family, see a neurologist. ...Read more
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