Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It's the most common cause of dementia in older adults. It begins slowly and gets worse over time. Currently, it has no cure.
Signs and Symptoms
* Memory Loss
This is one of the most common signs of Alzheimer's disease, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates, names or events, asking for the same information over and over, increasingly needing to rely on memory aids or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
* Mood Swings and Personality Changes
People having this kind of disease may experience extreme erratic mood swings, sometimes even without a reason. They confine themselves to a set routine and display signs of confusion, sadness, fright and anxiety around family, friends or colleagues, whenever they are placed outside their comfort zone.
* Communication Problems (Speaking and Writing)
Alzheimer patients find it hard to continue a conversation and are often repetitive in their speech. Their speech and writing style may even be incomprehensive and incoherent.
* Challenges in Planning or Solving Problems
Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop, plan and solving problems. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.
* Confusion with Time or Place
Alzheimer patients may also have trouble understanding what time, day and season it is currently. This condition is associated with people losing track of their location and even forgetting how they got there.
* Misplacing Things and Losing the Ability to Retrace Steps
People with this condition may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again.
* Decreased or Poor Judgment
People with Alzheimer's disease may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. They may use poor judgment when dealing with money.
* Visuos patial Inabilities
Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease may have difficulty in reading, judging distances and differentiating between colors or contrast.
Source: Healthy And Natural World