About Alzheimer’s disease (dementia)
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes issues with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease.
There are common symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, but it’s important to remember that everyone is unique and can experience different symptoms. At first, constant forgetfulness or mild confusion may be the only symptoms that you may experience. You may have difficulty recalling recent events and learning new information. Increased memory loss due to Alzheimer’s Disease will continue to affect you daily. As the condition progresses, you are likely to forget about recent conversations, recent events, appointments and anniversaries. Later, you can likely lose items around the house, forget someone’s name, struggle to find the right words in a conversation or get lost in a familiar place or journey.
With time, you may go on to have trouble with additional aspects of thinking, reasoning, perception, and communication. You may develop difficulties with language, become disoriented, have problem concentrating, organizing and planning. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, a person will experience changes in their mood. It is common to become more anxious, irritable, or depressed. In many circumstances, the person will become withdrawn and lose interest in activities and hobbies that they normally like to do.
Here at Centennial Neurology, we understand the condition and what it takes to care for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. We evaluate, Diagnose and treat this condition and provide the highest quality care for every patient.