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Alzheimer's Disease BY ASHTON GOLDSMITH
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Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks
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Alzheimer's Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases It is the most common cause of dementia
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Stages of Alzheimer's and Symptoms Mild Having less energy and drive to do things Less interest in work and social activities and spending more time just sitting, watching TV, or sleeping Loss of recent memories, like forgetting conversations and events that just happened Language problems, like trouble putting their thoughts into words or understanding others Mild coordination problems, such as trouble writing or using familiar objects. A hard time with everyday tasks, such as following a recipe or balancing a checkbook Mood swings that involve depression or a lack of interest Trouble with driving, like getting lost on familiar routes Moderate Rambling speech Trouble coming up with the right words and using the wrong ones A hard time planning or solving problems Confusion about time or place. He may get lost in places he’s been before. Once he’s there, he may not know how or why he got to that place. Not dressing for the weather Getting angry or upset easily, sometimes lashing out at family or caregivers Trouble sleeping Wandering Delusions, such as thinking a caregiver is trying to hurt him Severe Major confusion about what’s in the past and what’s happening now Can’t express themselves, remember, or process information Problems with swallowing and control of their bladder and bowels Weight loss, seizures, skin infections, and other illnesses Extreme mood swings Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that aren’t really there, called hallucinations Can’t move easily on their own
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  • Summer '16
  • Elvira Phelps
  • Alzheimer Disease

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