By Tonny Wandella
Damage to the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s disease manifests itself in the form of early-stage clinical indications and symptoms. Most persons with Alzheimer’s, especially those with the late-onset kind, have symptoms around their mid-60s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s symptoms appear between the ages of 30 and 60.
The initial signs of Alzheimer’s disease differ from person to person. Memory issues are frequently one of the earliest indicators of cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Non-memory components of cognition, such as word-finding, vision/spatial difficulties, and poor thinking or judgement, may also indicate Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.
The majority of kinds of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease are the same, although there are a few minor differences:
Common Alzheimer’s disease.
The typical type of Alzheimer’s disease affects the majority of persons with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The illness advances in the same way as it does in the elderly.
Genetic Alzheimer’s disease.
This is a fairly unusual form. A few hundred persons are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease. These folks begin to exhibit illness symptoms in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.
Early signs and symptoms:
- Forgetting important information, especially freshly learnt information or significant dates
- Repeatedly requesting the same information
- Basic tasks, such as keeping track of payments or following a favourite recipe, provide difficulties.
- Having difficulty remembering the date or the season
- You’ve forgotten where you are and how you got there.
- Issues with depth perception or other eyesight issues
- Having difficulty joining discussions or finding the correct term for things
- Misplacing something and being unable to retrace your steps to find them