Alzheimer’s disease can start unnoticed. So, one of its signs — forgetfulness — is often attributed to fatigue and stress.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, a condition in which the brain stops performing its functions. The disease causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Experts from the dementia charity Alzheimer’s Research UK have elaborated on how Alzheimer’s disease begins.
— One day you notice that your loved one has begun to forget events that happened quite recently. You attribute it to fatigue and “age”. At the same time, he perfectly remembers what happened decades ago, down to the smallest details,” the experts noted.
Another sign of an unhealthy brain condition is increasingly frequent bouts of confusion. A person loses a sense of place and time, but quickly comes to his senses. These are the “first bells”.
At an early stage of Alzheimer ‘s disease:
- Bad mood
- Loss of self-confidence.
In addition, the patient loses interest in classes that used to capture him, and the simplest, for example, he stops reading, although he used to be an avid book reader.
Aphasia begins — it is difficult for a person to find words, he increasingly loses his thought. People with aphasia often have problems with the four main ways of understanding and using language:
- Writing (printing).
Another possible sign of Alzheimer’s disease is that it is difficult for a person to recognize objects, estimate speed or distance.
Early signs of early onset of Alzheimer’s disease:
- Memory problems
- Periods of confusion
- Mood variability
- Difficulty finding the right words
- Difficulties with recognizing objects.
Classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (occur later):
- memory disorders;
- difficulties with assimilation of new knowledge;
- problems with abstract thinking;
- indifference to the events taking place;
- violation of orientation in space.