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Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of
aging. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual and progressive
decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The most common
form of dementia is Alzheimers disease, a disorder that
results in the loss of brain cells.
The Alzheimers Association, the world leader in Alzheimer
research and support, has developed a checklist of common symptoms
to help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimers
1. Memory loss.
Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most
common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more
often and is unable to recall the information later.
2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks.
People with dementia often find it hard to complete everyday
tasks that were once so familiar, they were nearly automatic.
Individuals may forget the steps to prepare a meal, use a household
appliance or participate in a lifelong hobby.
3. Problems with language.
People with Alzhe...
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