Alzheimer's Disease FAQs (cont.)
What are symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
While Alzheimer's disease progresses at different rates in different people,
three general stages of Alzheimer's disease have been described.
- In the early stage (pre-clinical), symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are
subtle. The main symptom is memory loss.
- In the middle, or intermediate, stage (mild cognitive impairment), individuals begin to lose their
ability to think and reason clearly, judge situations, communicate, understand
new information, and take care of themselves.
- As the disease progresses to the late stage (Alzheimer's'
may experience changes in personality and behavior,
anxiety, agitation, disorientation,
paranoia, severe memory loss, loss of mobility, delusions, and hallucinations.
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