ALZHEIMER’S STAGES

You might have heard there are seven Alzheimer’s stages, but four stages and seven substages is more precise. Alzheimer’s StagesStage 1: Preclinical Alzheimer’sSubstage 1No symptoms.Substage 2Minor symptoms. Others have not noticed. The person exhibiting the symptoms might shrug it off and attribute the problem to aging or other factors. Substage 3Symptoms grow enough for the person to […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

There is no urine or blood test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s. Further complicating matters, several other dementias and diseases exhibit similar symptoms, especially in beginning stages. Doctors must work through a process of elimination. When they eliminate other possible causes for symptoms, and reach the full criteria for Alzheimer’s, they make a diagnosis. However, it might take […]

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

People refer to Alzheimer’s as the “old folk’s disease,” but it also attacks adults in their prime and, in rare cases, strikes people in their twenties or thirties. Alzheimer’s remains unknown or misunderstood by too many people, including health officials. WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S? Alzheimer’s develops when protein tangles and plaque deposits build in the brain, destroy […]

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What is Dementia?

Dementia strikes 1 of 6 Americans, and 1 of 3 seniors worldwide, but one of the most frequent questions: “What is dementia?” Dementia is not a disease but a medical disorder defined by cognitive decline, impaired thinking, and memory loss. People experience dramatic personality changes, emotional outbursts, and declining organizational skills. Some dementia versions attack language skills. […]

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