Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders Associated with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Characteristics. Alzheimer’s Disease defined:.
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“The most common cause of dementia among the elderly. It is marked by progressive, irreversible declines in memory, performance of routine tasks, time and space orientation, language and communication skills, abstract thinking, and the ability to learn and carry out mathematical calculations. Other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include personality changes and impairment of judgment.”(www.alzheimers.org/unravel.html)
“There is no standard length of time that the patient with Alzheimer’s disease remains in a particular stage. Some patients progress rapidly from one stage to the next; others remain in the early stages for decades before deteriorating to later stages.” (Caregiver-Information.com)