Symptoms & Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease progresses in several stages: preclinical, mild (sometimes called early-stage), moderate, and severe (sometimes called late-stage).

Signs of Mild Alzheimer’s Disease:

In mild Alzheimer’s disease, a person may seem to be healthy but has more and more trouble making sense of the world around him or her. The realization that something is wrong often comes gradually to the person and his or her family. Problems can include:

•    Memory loss

•    Poor judgment leading to bad decisions

•    Loss of spontaneity and sense of initiative

•    Taking longer to complete normal daily tasks

•    Repeating questions

•    Trouble handling money and paying bills

•    Wandering and getting lost

•    Losing things or misplacing them in odd places

•    Mood and personality changes

•    Increased anxiety and/or aggression

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