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What is stage 1 of Alzheimer's disease?

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When your loved one is in this early phase, he or she won't have any symptoms that you can spot. Only a PET scan, an imaging test that shows how the brain is working, can reveal whether your loved one has got Alzheimer's. As he or she moves into the next six stages, your friend or relative with Alzheimer's will see more and more changes in his or her thinking and reasoning.

From: 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving, "Late-Stage Caregiving," "Middle-Stage Caregiving, "Seven Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fritsch, T. , March 18, 2009. The Gerontologist

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Stages of Alzheimer's Disease."

Lloyd, J. , Dec. 29, 2014. Dementia

Daniel L. Murman, MD, director, behavioral and geriatric neurology program, professor of neurological sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

National Institute on Aging: "Understanding How AD Changes People-Challenges and Coping Strategies."

Wood, D.L. , October 2002. Biological Research Nursing

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Early-Stage Caregiving, "Late-Stage Caregiving," "Middle-Stage Caregiving, "Seven Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Clinical Stages of Alzheimer's."

Fritsch, T. , March 18, 2009. The Gerontologist

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Stages of Alzheimer's Disease."

Lloyd, J. , Dec. 29, 2014. Dementia

Daniel L. Murman, MD, director, behavioral and geriatric neurology program, professor of neurological sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

National Institute on Aging: "Understanding How AD Changes People-Challenges and Coping Strategies."

Wood, D.L. , October 2002. Biological Research Nursing

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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