Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Memory loss is often the most common and noticeable symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In some cases, family members may notice other signs that occur before memory loss becomes apparent.
If your parent is not experiencing memory loss, that doesn’t mean you can disregard Alzheimer’s as a possibility. Read more about receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis without memory loss and what steps to take after the diagnosis.
Early Alzheimer’s Symptoms
The Alzheimer’s Association cites nine additional early signs and symptoms of the disease for families to watch out for:
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Changes in
An international team of scientists is coming together to seek a better way to define Alzheimer’s and identify its presence in those who are in the earliest stages of the disease before symptoms occur. The proposed new framework uses biomarkers instead of symptoms to identify the presence of Alzheimer’s, which could allow researchers to more accurately understand the pathology of the disease.
Scientists Urge Use of Biomarkers to Define Alzheimer’s
An international team of scientists is urging the research community to look at Alzheimer’s in a different way. Until now, Alzheimer’s has been largely defined through symptoms like confusion Read more