The Stage of Alzheimer's Determines Symptoms
Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms
Alzheimer's disease begins slowly. At an early stage of Alzheimer's, the only symptom may be mild forgetfullness. People with Alzheimer's disease may have trouble remembering recent events, activities, or the names of familiar people or things. Simple math problems may become hard to solve. Such difficulties may be a bother, but usually they are not serious enough to cause alarm.
However, at a later stage of Alzheimer's, symptoms are more easily noticed and become serious enough to cause people to seek medical help. For example, people in a later stage of Alzheimer's disease may forget how to do simple tasks, like brushing their teeth or combing their hair. They can no longer think clearly. They begin to have problems speaking, understanding, reading, or writing. Later on, people with Alzheimer's disease may become anxious or aggressive, or wander away from home. Eventually, patients need total care.
Alzheimer's is generally not reversible. However, if caught early alpha lipoic acid and other Alzheimer's treatments can be used to slow (and possibly stop) the progression of the disease.
Warning Signs in the Early Stage of Alzheimer's
- Asking the same question over and over again.
- Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again.
- Forgetting how to cook, or how to make repairs, or how to play cards — activities that were previously done with ease and regularity.
- Losing the ability to pay bills or balance a checkbook.
- Getting lost in familiar surroundings, or misplacing household objects.
- Neglecting to bathe, or wearing the same clothes over and over again, while insisting that they have taken a bath or that their clothes are still clean.
- Relying on someone else, such as a spouse, to make decisions or answer questions they previously would have handled themselves.
Symptoms in the Mid Stage
- Having trouble recognizing family members
- Needing help to take a bath or shower, choose clothing, or get dressed
- Changing sleep habits, such as remaining awake at night and sleeping during the day
- Needing reminders to eat
What to Expect in Advanced Stages
- Speaking less and less
- Needing help to eat, stand or walk
- Needing help to use the bathroom
- Touching or patting things over and over
Diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease in its early stage is
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