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What Are The 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
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
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
Yes, they can be: Alzheimer's impairs a person's ability to recall, comprehend and explain things. Itcauses people to forget how to do simple tasks they used to do easily before; causes them to get lost easily and not recognize people who seem to know them well; disrupts sleep, and occasionally makes people have hallucinations and feel like people are stealing things from them. This can lead to frustration/anger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does alzheimer's disease "take" from first symptoms 'til complete and permanent loss of all control?
Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?
Symptom control: Alzheimer's disease has no cure. Symptomatic control consists of slowing the deterioration clinically observed without affecting the underlying course of the disease. Medications such as Aricept (donepezil), Namenda (memantine), and others, are examples of helpful drugs providing symptomatic control. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could be possible that a person with moderate to severe alzheimer's disease symptoms have a day where they are lucid than others?
Yes: Mostly during daytime they have sun downing in evening become more confused or agitated. ...Read more
Several : The parkinson's patient will have tremors, stiffness, and gait issues, not seen in alzheimer's. Parkinson's dementia pts may have a rem sleep disorder, florid hallucinations, fluctuating levels of communication, and memory loss which can be helped by cueing. Alzheimer's pts reverse sleep/waking, get worse during the day, cannot incorporate memory items, and lose ability to learn new tasks. ...Read more
Are vascular dementia and alzheimer's basically the same disease or at least have the same symptoms?
Similar: Vd and ad have nearly identical risk factors. Many people have both illnesses. Current treatments are identical. However, one can have eiither type of dementia alone. Problems in VD are very dependent on where the damage is while ad has a relatively predictable pattern of deficits as the there are specific brain areas affected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different symptoms: Alzheimer's and parkinson's disease are quite different from each other. See these links for the 10 warning signs for each of these disorders. Alzheimer's: http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp parkinson's: http://www.Parkinson.Org/parkinson-s-disease/pd-101/10-early-warning-signs-of-parkinson-s-disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact local: Alzheimer society. Check out "the judy fund". ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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