Everyone struggles to come up with a name once in a while. 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. Dementia is a chronic loss of cognition, usually affecting memory, and Alzheimer’s causes 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
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 (AD). The list of symptoms are well organized; you should press the next button below each symptom to move to the next one.
When you get older, your memories start to fade, but with Alzheimer’s, you lose some of your memories entirely.
Some of these memories can be when you first met your spouse, the date of your child’s birth, and even the way your mother looks are all things you may forget. The loss of these memories can be shocking, and proper treatment is the only way to stem this loss.
Severe memory loss and confusion are not a normal part of aging. But forgetfulness caused by stress, anxiety, or depression can be mistaken for dementia, especially in someone older.
Memory loss isn’t consistent, and people with AD may forget the dog’s name one day and remember it the next. Memory loss can also be a brain cancer sign. Here are symptoms of brain cancer you should never ignore.