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What physical changes might you get with Alzheimer's disease?

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Some of the physical changes you might experience are:

  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Stiff muscles
  • Feet that shuffle or drag when you walk
  • Trouble standing or sitting up in a chair
  • Weak muscles and fatigue
  • When and how much you sleep
  • Trouble controlling your bladder or bowels
  • Seizures and uncontrollable twitches

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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