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How do I know the difference of Alzheimer's disease from normal aging?

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Just about everyone has minor memory glitches as they get older. If someone forgets a name or why he walked into the kitchen, that doesn't mean he has Alzheimer's.

The main problem that defines the disease is trouble planning and handling day-to-day tasks, like paying bills, managing a checkbook, or using familiar appliances around the house.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Early signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer's" and "Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis."

Helpguide.org: "Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Disease Research: "Alzheimer's Symptoms & Stages.

National Institute on Aging: "About Alzheimer's Disease: Symptoms."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Top Ten Alzheimer's Signs and Symptoms."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 03, 2019

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Early signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer's" and "Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis."

Helpguide.org: "Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Disease Research: "Alzheimer's Symptoms & Stages.

National Institute on Aging: "About Alzheimer's Disease: Symptoms."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Top Ten Alzheimer's Signs and Symptoms."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 03, 2019

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