Alzheimer’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

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Alzheimer’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

Mild Disease State

  • Memory loss or failure
  • Confusion especially about location of places
  • Daily tasks require more time
  • Bad Decisions due to impaired Judgement
  • Loss of Initiative and Spontaneity
  • Mood changes including increased anxiety

Moderate Disease State

  • Short and long-term memory loss
  • Issues with attention
  • Cannot recognize faces/people
  • Difficulty with reading, writing and solving simple number problems
  • Loss of organized thought
  • Unable to learn new steps or processes
  • Tearfulness
  • Wandering behavior often late at night
  • Repeated words or phrases
  • Delusions, paranoia, irritability
  • Loss of impulse control

Severe Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Change in weight; Usually weight loss
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Moaning; Grunting
  • Excessively sleepy
  • Bed wetting; Loss of Bladder Control
  • Loss of Bowel Control

The Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is clinical but other treatable conditions should be ruled out.  For a list of Diagnostic Tests to be performed in suspected Alzheimer’s Disease CLICK HERE

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Published by

Maulik Shah MD PhD

Dr. Maulik Shah, MD, PhD is an Internist and Medical Geneticist and the Medical Director for Genetic Medicine Clinic and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Florida

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