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Alzheimer's Disease Stages: Symptoms and Signs (cont.)

Symptoms of Early Stage of Alzheimer's Disease

  • Difficulty in recognizing familiar people or things.
  • Difficulty recalling names of new acquaintances.
  • Trouble remembering recent events or activities.
  • Inability to solve simple arithmetic problems.
  • Forgetting where they have recently placed objects.
  • Finding the right word for a familiar thing and performing familiar tasks can be difficult.
  • Individuals may seem withdrawn in social situations.
  • Trouble performing complex tasks such as planning an event or paying bills.
  • Individuals can still understand and participate in conversation.
  • They can find their way through familiar surroundings without help.
  • They can still read and write and retain information long enough to rationalize.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014
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