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Alzheimer’s May Have Other Indicators Other Than Memory Loss

According to Reuters, a study published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia has found that while memory loss is often thought to be the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, some may first experience other cognitive issues such as trouble with language and communication or problem-solving. After reviewing data on early symptoms for around 8,000 Alzheimer’s patients, researchers realized that a quarter of those under age 60 had a primary complaint other than memory loss, though memory loss was still the most common. Alzheimer’s can only be definitively diagnosed after death by looking for certain signs in the brain during autopsy, making studying the condition difficult since some study participants may not actually have it. Understanding how symptoms surface is important for being able to diagnose and treat the patient as soon as possible.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia.