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Symptoms of Alzheimers Disease

The article will delve into the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer's disease that you should be aware of.

  • 12 Oct 2023
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Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and thinking skills, ultimately affecting even the simplest of everyday tasks. It causes difficulty with communication, understanding and learning new things; sufferers may also experience confusion or mood swings. Alzheimer’s symptoms can be light at first but become increasingly severe over time - early interventions are critical to managing them effectively and slowing their progress. In this blog post, we'll explore Alzheimer's disease symptoms in more detail so you can understand what your loved one might experience as they progress through their diagnosis. This will also help you plan your health insurance coverage against this and similar illnesses.

What are the Symptoms of Alzheimer's?

Signs of Alzheimer’s often include:

Memory loss:

A person may have difficulty remembering information, which can lead to:

  • Increased confusion and memory loss
  • Inability to keep new things in mind.
  • A person starts withdrawing from social gatherings and activities.
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts and thinking abilities
  • Forgetting about events or appointments
  • Wandering or getting lost
  • Changes in sleeping pattern
  • Hallucination
  • Impulsive behaviour and emotional outbursts
  • Repetition of statements.

Cognitive deficits:

A person may experience difficulty in performing complex tasks like:

  • A person has a reduced understanding of safety and risks
  • A person faces difficulty with money or paying bills
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Difficulty in doing multi-step procedure

Problems with recognition

An individual may become unable to recognize faces or objects or be less able to use simple tools because of impairment in the working of brain cells. 

Problems with spatial awareness

A person may have difficulty with their balance, trip over, orientation or spill things more often because their brain cells are not able to concentrate properly.

Problems with speaking, reading, or writing

A person may develop difficulty in speaking properly, and his thinking capacity also reduces with age, and they even face difficulty with the use of common words.

Personality or behaviour changes

A person may experience changes in personality and behaviour that involve a sudden burst of anger, compulsive, obsessive words, worry more often than before and inappropriate social behaviour.

Conclusion

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can have a major impact on their physical, emotional and mental health. Knowing Alzheimer’s disease symptoms can help in the early detection of this condition. It is advisable to see a healthcare provider if a person is experiencing issues with memory and thinking abilities so that they can address the issue and guide their family member on how to deal with such cases and conditions for the well-being of the patient.

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