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How does Alzheimer's disease affect a person's body?

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Most people know Alzheimer's disease affects the memory. But the symptoms can be physical as well as mental.

It can change the way you walk, talk, and how your body works. Some people have physical problems before serious memory loss.

In one study, people who walked slowly and had poor balance were more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the following 6 years.

From: What Alzheimer's Does to Your Body WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 12/10/2017

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What are the complications of Alzheimer's disease?"

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery."

University of California, San Francisco: "Alzheimer's disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Alzheimer's disease."

Wang, L. , May 2006. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What are the complications of Alzheimer's disease?"

National Institute on Aging: "Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery."

University of California, San Francisco: "Alzheimer's disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Alzheimer's disease."

Wang, L. , May 2006. Archives of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 10, 2017

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