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What are the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It can also cause changes in a person’s behavior and personality. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include:

  • Having more trouble coming up with words compared to other people who are the same age
  • Vision and spatial issues, such as awareness of the space around them
  • Impaired reasoning or judgment, which can impact decisions
  • Taking longer to complete normal daily tasks
  • Increased anxiety and/or aggression
  • Repeating questions

Explore additional signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s on the website. This information is also available in Spanish.


Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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