Memory loss not enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s

A study says memSenior woman with her caregiverory loss is not enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s.
The study, posted on, says relying on symptoms of memory loss may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t affect memory right away.

There is more than one kind of Alzheimer’s, the study says. It can cause language problems, behavior issues, and can even affect a person’s concept of where objects are in space.

It all depends on what part of the brain it attacks. A definitive diagnosis can only be made on autopsy.
In the study, the authors identified the clinical features of those with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a rare dementia that causes progressive declines in language abilities due to Alzheimer’s. Early on, memory is intact.

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