Symptoms of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical Matters 29 January 2017 | 0 Comments


When you hear an instance when someone suffers from a decline in his/her mental ability, it is called dementia. Dementia is a general term and it includes many types. The most common type is the Alzheimer’s disease that affects adults ages 65 and older. Here in Singapore, many old people suffer from Alzheimer’s.

However, there are cases where people suffer early onset. Early onset affects people ages 40 t0 50 years old. The diagnosis can be difficult because of the many symptoms related to typical stress. The decline varies but in most cases, it can cause decline in reasoning, memory and thinking abilities. The decline is slow but it can still impact a person’s life.

You have to know the symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s disease for you to be aware. Here are some of the symptoms:

  • Memory loss – As you go along your life, you notice that there are times you tend to be forgetful. At first it is normal however if you appear more forgetful as time passes then it comes repetitive, you have to consider the help of the professionals. It is critical that you consider their help as soon as possible.


  • Trouble completing tasks – It is normal at times that you lose focus or concentration but if the problem ensues for a long time, you have to seriously consider early onset. Normally, things that you do on a daily basis is as easy as breathing but when time comes that you find yourself in trouble completing such tasks, then it is time that you consider help.

  • Vision loss – Vision loss can happen. It will be gradual and it can happen from time to time. It may start with increased troubles reading to problems judging depth or distance even color contrast when doing something like driving.


  • Troubles making decisions – When it comes to making decisions, early onset patients find it hard to make decisions even the simplest one like taking a bath or even changing the clothing.


  • Personality and mood changes – You may also encounter personality and mood changes. Note that it can be extreme. Noticeable changes in personality or moods include fearfulness, confusion, depression and even anxiety. It does not end there because there is an irritability noted.


  • Withdrawing from social events and work – As your symptoms progress, you will feel withdrawn from social events and even work. You do not even care about your hobbies and you tend to avoid many people or events as much as possible.

As much as possible you do not want this but if it cannot be helped, you have to make sure that you do not destroy the relationships around you.

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