Alzheimer's disease produces dementia varcharacterized by a gradual or rapid mental deterioration. The rapid form begins in adults around the ages of 36 to 45, while the more gradual onset begins in ages 65 to 70.
Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer's disease leads to damaged or destroyed brain cells. The condition is irreversible. The underlying reason for this disorder remains unknown.
Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Early stages of Alzheimer's disease are often overlooked. They may include: short term memory loss, poor impulse control and judgment, decline in intellect and difficulty in performing usual tasks such as balancing a check book.
Later stages are more apparent and include: inability to recognize people, lack of interest in hygiene, difficulty in self care, belligerence, denial, loss of sexual or social inhibitions, wandering away, anxiety, and insomnia.
Advance stages may necessitate total care and supervision and include: complete loss of memory, extreme belligerence, and loss of muscle, speech, and bowel and bladder control.
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