Signs and Symptoms
Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of cognitive impairment related to Alzheimer’s disease.
Some people with memory problems have a condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
In MCI, people have more memory problems than normal for their age, but their symptoms do not interfere with their everyday lives. Movement difficulties and problems with the sense of smell have also been linked to MCI. Older people with MCI are at greater risk for developing Alzheimer's, but not all of them do.
Some may even go back to normal cognition.
Mild Alzheimer’s Disease
completion of normal daily tasks
personality and behavior
Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease
recognition of family and friends
In addition, people at this stage may have:
or behave impulsively
Severe Alzheimer’s Disease
dependent on others for care
body shuts down