How the Disease Progresses

Articles about the ways in which Alzheimers progresses

How the Disease Progresses - Facts & Statistics


Symptoms of AD can include gradual memory loss, decline in the ability to perform routine tasks, disorientation, difficulty in learning, loss of language skills, impairment of judgment and planning and personality changes. The rate of progression varies from person to person. The time from the onset of symptoms until death averages 8 years, but can range from 3 to 20 years. Eventually persons with AD become totally incapable of caring for themselves.

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