New Hope for Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Disease
Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Symptoms begin slowly, with forgetfulness or the inability to solve simple math problems. As Alzheimer's Disease (AD) progresses, symptoms may become severe enough that a person with AD or his/her family members seek medical help. Middle stage AD sufferers forget how to perform simple tasks, such as brushing their teeth. Advanced stages are marked by an inability to recognize familiar people and places, and eventually, the inability to read, write or speak.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral (ADEAR) Center, National Institute of Aging. (2008). Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet. Retrieved 8/1/08 from http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/AlzheimersInformation/GeneralInfo.
- National Institute on Aging. (2006). Plaques and Tangles: The Hallmarks of AD. Retrieved 8/1/08 from http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/UnravelingTheMystery/Part1/Hallmarks.htm.
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