Early symptoms of AD can include:
oDifficulty performing tasks that take some thought, but used to come easily, such as balancing a checkbook, playing complex games (bridge), and learning new information or routines
oGetting lost on familiar routes...
Alzheimer's disease develops when brain cells stop functioning and eventually die, resulting in cognitive decline.
2.Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible disorder of the brain and the most common form of dementia.
3.The disease affects the cognitive parts of the brain that are involved in thinking, remembering, and using language. It can severely impair a person's ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
4.The disease is named for Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who, in 1906, noticed brain tissue changes in a woman who had died of an unexplained mental illness that caused memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior.