Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, which is another word for brain degeneration and memory loss. The cognitive decline that comes with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis may start small — a person might forget people’s names, have trouble keeping a schedule, and experience other easy-to-miss lapses in memory. But over time, the condition worsens. A person with late-stage Alzheimer’s may have trouble performing basic tasks such as getting dressed in the morning or preparing food.
It’s crucial to catch Alzheimer’s early so as to best prevent it from worsening fast. Luckily, research on Alzheimer’s is advancing; treatments have become much more effective. However, there is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s.
The most well-known symptom of Alzheimer’s is memory loss. But there are other clues to watch out for to catch the disease, as well.
Based on information from the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association, these are some of the lesser-known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease you should know about.