About Alzheimer’s Disease
Knowing the early signs of Alzheimer’s can help you our a loved one connect with a memory loss specialist and receive treatment as early as possible. Early identification of memory loss disorders is important because clinical trials that test potential Alzheimer’s treatments are increasingly focusing on patients in the early stages of the disease.
Below are some links on signs to look for and how to sort out the differences between normal forgetfulness and the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet (NIA)
- Forgetfulness: It’s not always what you think (NIA)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics and Fact Sheet (Alzheimer’s Association)
- 10 Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Disease (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Working with Your Doctor When You Suspect Memory Problems (Alzheimer’s Association)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is another condition that involves problems with memory, language, or other thinking abilities. MCI may be a very early stage of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. See the fact sheet below for more information on MCI.