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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)<br />Symptoms<br />
Diagnostic Criteria<br />Involves failure in at least three cognitive functions<br />Awareness<br />Perception<br />Compre...
Early Symptoms<br />Inability to incorporate new knowledge despite the retention of new old information<br />Inability to ...
Common Symptoms (Detailed)<br />Impaired Memory and Thinking<br />Disorientation and Confusion<br />Misplacing Things<br /...
Alzheimer’s Disease Stages<br />Mild Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Regularity of forgetfulness<br />May repeat questions<br />G...
Alzheimer’s Disease Stages<br />Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease<br />May begin in inability to recognize family members and f...
Alzheimer’s Disease Stages<br />Severe Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Virtually unable to respond to people around them<br />Can...
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)<br />Signs<br />
Types of Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Early-onset Alzheimer’s<br />Rare form of Alzheimer’s<br />Diagnosed before the age of 6...
Types of Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Late-onset Alzheimer’s<br />Most common form of Alzheimer’s disease accounting for 90% o...
Types of Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD)<br />Extremely rare accounting for less than 1% of al...
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of North Indiana<br />http://www.alz-nic.org/html/alzheimersaffacts.html<br />
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Alzheimer’s disease signs and symptoms

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2010 Fall semester, Health 011, East Los Angeles College

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Alzheimer’s disease signs and symptoms

  1. 1. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)<br />Symptoms<br />
  2. 2. Diagnostic Criteria<br />Involves failure in at least three cognitive functions<br />Awareness<br />Perception<br />Comprehension<br />Failure in memory, use of language, visuospatial skills, personality, and calculating skills<br />Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Profession 7th Edition<br />
  3. 3. Early Symptoms<br />Inability to incorporate new knowledge despite the retention of new old information<br />Inability to recall words<br />Inability to orient to one’s surroundings<br />Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Profession 7th Edition<br />
  4. 4. Common Symptoms (Detailed)<br />Impaired Memory and Thinking<br />Disorientation and Confusion<br />Misplacing Things<br />Problems with Abstract Thinking<br />Trouble Performing Familiar Tasks<br />Changes in Personality and Development<br />Poor or Decreased Judgments<br />Inability to Follow Directions<br />Problems with Language and Communications<br />Impaired Visual and Spatial Skills<br />Loss of Motivation or Initiative<br />Loss of Normal Sleep Patterns<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />http://www.alz.org<br />http://www.alzinfo.org<br />Mosby’s Medical Dictionary 8th Edition<br />
  5. 5. Alzheimer’s Disease Stages<br />Mild Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Regularity of forgetfulness<br />May repeat questions<br />Getting lost in once familiar places<br />Have trouble remembering what they’ve just heard or read<br />Maybe difficult but not impossible to learn new things<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />http://www.alz.org<br />http://www.alzinfo.org<br />
  6. 6. Alzheimer’s Disease Stages<br />Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease<br />May begin in inability to recognize family members and friends<br />May have trouble sleeping during the night<br />As the disease worsens, they may eventually spend their day asleep<br />More pronounced personality changes<br />Experience hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and compulsive behaviors<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />http://www.alz.org<br />http://www.alzinfo.org<br />
  7. 7. Alzheimer’s Disease Stages<br />Severe Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Virtually unable to respond to people around them<br />Can no longer sit unsupported or hold up their head<br />Unable to control urination or bowel movement<br />May repeated cry out, groan, or scream<br />Trouble eating or refusing to eat<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />http://www.alz.org<br />http://www.alzinfo.org<br />
  8. 8. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)<br />Signs<br />
  9. 9. Types of Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Early-onset Alzheimer’s<br />Rare form of Alzheimer’s<br />Diagnosed before the age of 65<br />High risk for people with Down Syndrome<br />Linked with genetic defect on chromosome-14<br />A condition called Myoclonus – spasm of muscles or group of muscles<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Profession 7thEdition<br />Jonas: Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Copyright 2005<br />
  10. 10. Types of Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Late-onset Alzheimer’s<br />Most common form of Alzheimer’s disease accounting for 90% of cases usually occurring after age 65<br />Strikes almost half of all people over the age of 85<br />May or may not be hereditary<br />Late on-set dementia is also called Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Profession 7th Edition<br />
  11. 11. Types of Alzheimer’s Disease<br />Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD)<br />Extremely rare accounting for less than 1% of all Alzheimer’s disease cases<br />Form of Alzheimer’s disease known to be entirely inherited<br />In affected families, members of at least two generations have had Alzheimer’s disease<br />Has much early onset, often in the 40s<br />Can be clearly seen to run in families<br />http://www.webMD.com<br />Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Profession 7th Edition<br />
  12. 12. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of North Indiana<br />http://www.alz-nic.org/html/alzheimersaffacts.html<br />

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