Alzheimer's Disease Stages: Symptoms and Signs Topic Guide
Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms: Alzheimer's disease is one of the many causes of dementia. Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically progress over a period of years. There are warning signs of Alzheimer's, early, middle, and late stage symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. If you know someone who may have the warning signs or symptoms of Alzheimer's disease they should be evaluated by a health care professional.
Dementia is the loss of reasoning, memory, and other mental abilities. Dementia may be caused by irreversible causes such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's dementia, lewy body dementia, and vascular dementia. There are also treatable causes of dementia such as infections, head injury, normal hydrocephalus, and metabolic and hormonal disorders. Early symptoms of dementia include:
A variety of tests (blood tests, scans, assessment of family history) may be used to diagnose dementia. Treatment may include medication and behavioral therapy.
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