The Three Stages Of Alzheimer's

ADVICE FOR CAREGIVERS

Do you know someone with Alzheimer's? Until science comes up with better treatments, the best you can do is recognize its stages and give appropriate support and care. Not every patient exhibits the same symptoms, and the stages tend to overlap. But it helps to know the hallmarks of the disease and to have a plan for dealing with each stage before it arrives.

Stage 1: Mild From two to four years

SYMPTOMS

--Increased forgetfulness that interferes with ability to hold job or complete household tasks

--Forgets names for simple things like bread or butter

--Has trouble recognizing what numbers mean

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