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Memory loss is not the sole indicator of Alzheimer’s disease
 

Memory loss is not the sole indicator of Alzheimer’s disease

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New findings shed light on the common perception of memory loss as a key indicator of Alzheimer’s disease which may help doctors to better differentiate between the neurological disorder and other illnesses such as dementia.
 
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17 Sep 2016 - General
 
Alzheimer’s disease is mostly diagnosed through dementia or memory loss but it must not be diagnosed only on the basis of memory loss. Memory loss can be a symptom of other diseases as well. Alzheimer’s disease affect the quality of life of patients with linguistic disability, changes in human behavior, personality and judgment and concept alteration. Alzheimer’s disease affect different portion of brain, therefore, a definitive diagnosis must be made with an autopsy. The Alzheimer’s hallmark pr...
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Everyone struggles to come up with a name once in a while so it does not mean that we have Alzheimers right away. But how can you tell if it's more serious? One symptom alone does not necessarily indicate that a person has Alzheimer's or dementia. There are many other causes of memory loss, including vitamin B12 deficiency, and brain, thyroid, kidney, or liver disorders. However, having several other symptoms could be a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Some signs and symptoms are: 1. Rep...
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The fact that Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death amongst those aged 65 and above, and accounts for approximately 10% of seniors aged above 60 years of age rings the bell to take this disease more seriously. It doesn’t affect the memory and cognitive functions only, but also deteriorates both behavioural and perceptive abilities. Population at risk should receive a decent medical guidance based on honest data rather than the biased misleading some companies use to increase their pro...
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