Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms 

Alzheimer’s disease is associated with loss of brain function over a prolonged period of time. This continued loss of brain function means that the affected persons symptoms continue to worsen to a point where they cannot function independently. One of the early signs that may be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease are issues with memory and recalling simple things like names of places as well as recent conversations.

Given the progressive nature of this disease, unfortunately it is usually inevitable that symptoms will worsen someone with Alzheimer’s may experience some of the following:

  1. Feeling confused and disorientated which may manifest in getting lost in places that should be familiar to the person.
  2. Struggling to make plans or decisions.
  3. Difficulty communicating due to issues with speech and language.
  4. Significant loss of mobility, where help is required for self-care.
  5. Changes in personality due to the disease, e.g. Becoming aggressive or reclusive.
  6. Experiencing hallucinations or delusions. Hallucinations are when the person feels that they have heard something which in reality is not there. A delusion is when a person feels that they are certain something, is not true.
  7. Suffering from or having a low mood.