Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

(Also Known As: Alzheimers Disease Symptoms, Alzheimer’s Symptoms, Alzheimers Symptoms, Dementia Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?

There are three stages of Alzheimer’s disease, recognized by severity of symptoms and related to increased deposits of insoluble plaque in the brain. 4 These stages characterize the progression of the person’s loss of brain function and the increased demonstration of childlike behaviors. 5 The stages are:

  • Early or Mild Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Mild memory loss
  • Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Memory loss
    • Confusion
    • Feeling disoriented or lost
    • Mood and personality changes
    • Increased anxiety
    • Driving becomes problematic
    • Cannot figure out how to use objects
  • Severe Alzheimer’s Disease
    • The person cannot recognize loved ones
    • Failure of language and communication
    • Loss of judgment, reasoning and social skills
    • Loss of self-care functions

Could You Have Alzheimer's Disease?

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Amnestic Disorder – loss of memory, amnesia, memory deficit