Alzheimer's disease often begins with memory loss. Over time, it can lead to other mental, emotional, and physical problems.
Most people know Alzheimer's disease affects the memory. But the symptoms can be physical as well as mental.
When your loved one with Alzheimer's has breathing problems, they feel like they have to work harder than usual to get air.
Voice and speaking problems are common in people who have Alzheimer’s disease.
People with Alzheimer’s disease might itch and scratch or pick at their skin for many reasons.
When a person with Alzheimer’s disease has a fever, you may notice a change in their behavior.
People with Alzheimer’s may forget to brush their teeth, or they might not remember how to use the toothbrush and toothpaste.
People with Alzheimer’s disease go through many changes, and sleep problems are often some of the most noticeable.
You may notice changes in how people with Alzheimer's act in the late afternoon or early evening. Doctors call it sundowning.
Alzheimer’s sometimes brings on personality changes that can make your loved one hard to recognize.
Knowing how to understand, interpret, and respond to common Alzheimer’s behaviors can make interacting a bit easier.
As many as 3 in 4 people with Alzheimer’s disease may have some level of anxiety.
Many people with Alzheimer’s disease collect or hide things. To collect a large number of things is called hoarding.
One of the biggest concerns of caregivers who help people with Alzheimer's is how to prevent wandering.
Aggression may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease itself. No one knows for sure why it happens.
Often, people with Alzheimer’s still have a sex drive. But brain changes can make them act in ways that are new or different.
Taking care of someone who suffers from Alzheimer's requires different expectations and a special set of caregiving skills.
It’s normal for people with Alzheimer’s to feel more confused as time passes. But sometimes this confusion gets worse quickly.
Hallucinations and delusions are common in older people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Your loved one may not want to take a bath or get dressed, or they may refuse to take medicine or just not cooperate.
It’s common for people with Alzheimer’s disease to stop eating or drinking in the later stages.
Nearly half the people with Alzheimer's who are in a nursing home have a problem chewing or swallowing.
Does your loved one with Alzheimer’s also have trouble with bowel movements when they go to the bathroom?
Diarrhea often affects older people and those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Bowel incontinence is when someone leaks stool or has a bowel movement by accident. It’s common in people with Alzheimer’s.
There can be many common causes of blood in the urine among older people, including those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Complications of dementia-related psychosis can happen more often and become more severe as time goes on.
Dementia-related psychosis is more than just upsetting. It can lead to all kinds of problems if it's left untreated.
There are things you can do to help you manage dementia-related psychosis safely for yourself or someone you care about.