Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that slowly develops in the brain that diminishes the memory eventually causing disturbance in planning, language and reasoning.
Alzheimer’s disease mostly affects the people after the age of 70 and almost 50% of people over the age of 85 are affected due to it. Some people live up to the age of 100 and never get Alzheimer’s disease
The Alzheimer’s Association has made a list of following list of warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. If anyone shows the following symptoms, he/she should see a physician for complete checkup.
- Loss of memory.
- Difficulty in performing well-known tasks.
- Problems with language.
- Not recognition of time and place.
- Poor judgment.
- Difficulty in abstract thinking.
- Misplace of things.
- Mood swings and behavior swings.
- Change in personality
- Loss of initiative.
It is normal for specific kind of memory that it declines with the aging factor like remembering the numbers, list of words etc.
Normal individuals above 50 years of age remember only 60% items as compare the individuals of 20 years of age.
The 20 years old people if forget anything, they should not be worried for the fact that they are at early stages of Alzheimer’s disease but people aging 50 years or more, if they forget the things they should be worried as if they can be at the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.