Alzheimer's Disease symptoms
Alzheimer's Disease

Symptoms could include:

  • Dementia
  • Confusion
  • Memory Impairment
  • Aphasia
  • Irritable Mood
  • Disorientation
  • Forgetful
  • Agnosia
  • Personality Change
  • Progressive Memory Loss
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Incoherent Speech
  • Impaired Abstract Thinking
  • Impaired Self-Care
  • Poor Long Term Memory
  • Difficulty Solving Problems
  • Indifferent Mood
  • Loss of Capacity For Enjoyment
  • Memory Loss
  • Falls
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Hostility
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Poor Short-Term Memory
  • Speech Impairment
  • Impaired Judgement
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Perception Disturbance
  • Temper Problem
  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Involuntary Muscle Jerking (Myoclonic Jerks)
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  • Scientists are still trying to figure out the causes of dementia. Here are some of the known and suspected causes of common types of dementia.
  • Dementia is a condition that affects the brain. A person with dementia displays diminished mental capabilities. These can include problems with memory, speaking and understanding speech (aphasia), planning, and performing other complex behaviors. ...
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Disorientation is an altered mental state. A person who's disoriented may not know their location and identity or the time and date.

    It's often accompanied with other symptoms such as:

    • confusion, or being unable to think wi...
  • Agnosia is the loss of the ability to recognize objects, faces, voices, or places. It is a rare disorder. If you have this condition you can still think, speak, and interact with the world. Agnosia usually affects only a single information pathway...
  • Personality changes are alterations in the behavior, thinking and interactions of a person from their established character. These changes may be indicative of chemical dependencies, psychiatric illness, dementia, trauma, illness, altered body chemistry or temperature, or poisoning.
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Everyone occasionally experiences forgetfulness. Mild memory loss tends to increase with age and is generally no cause for concern. But progressive memory loss due to illnesses like Alzheimer's disease can be serious.
  • Hallucinations are sensations that appear real but are created by your mind. They can affect all five of your senses. For example, you might hear a voice that no one else in the room can hear or see an image that isn't real. These symptoms may be ...
  • Unsteady gait is a symptom of instability while walking. Problems with walking can be due to disease or injury to the legs, feet, spine, or brain.
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Unsteady gait is a problem with walking in a coordinated manner maintaining postural control. Unsteady when walking, unstable when walking, unstable gait, instability of gait, disequibrilium when walking, disequilibrium when walking.
  • Gait, the process of walking, and balance are intricate movements. They rely on proper functioning from several areas of the body, including the:

    • ears
    • eyes
    • brain
    • muscles
    • sensory nerves
  • Smell is a chemical sensation, also known as olfaction. It occurs when airborne chemicals are detected by chemical receptors that line the nasal cavity.
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