Increasingly Forgetful? Learn The Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

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What you don't know about symptoms of Alzheimer's disease could hurt you, according to the July issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. That's why it's important to seek medical attention if you experience warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Symptomsof Alzheimer's disease and signs

  • Increasing and persistent forgetfulness
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Problems with finding the right words to express your thoughts
  • Disorientation with time and place
  • Poor or impaired judgment
  • Problems with abstract thinking
  • Putting everyday items in illogical places
  • Mood, behavior or personality changes

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Forgetfulness and confusion also can be caused by diabetes, thyroid disease, depression, drug interaction or even vitamin deficiencies. These symptoms may also indicate the presence of another form of dementia. Although treating these problems may not fully reverse memory impairment, knowing what's wrong can benefit your overall health and help keep other medical problems from developing.

If you have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, the sooner you are evaluated and diagnosed, the more options you are likely to have in improving your symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

While Alzheimer's is a progressive disease with no known cure, drugs may slow the progression of the Alzheimer's disease or improve symptoms. And an early diagnosis may give you the opportunity to be involved in making important legal, financial, social and medical decisions that will affect you and your family.

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