Detailed symptoms and course of Alzheimer-type dementia

Alzheimer-type dementia is said to be the most common type of dementia encountered in practice. Symptoms occur because the number of neurons in the brain decreases and the brain shrinks. Alzheimer-type dementia progresses gradually and not rapidly.
Differences between Alzheimer-type dementia and simple forgetfulness, and the major symptoms and course of symptoms of Alzheimer-type dementia are introduced in this section.

Supervised by
Nobuya Kawabata,
Director of the Department of Neurology, Yachiyo Hospital/Director of the Yachiyo Hospital Dementia Center

“Forgetfulness” due to aging and “forgetfulness” in Alzheimer-type dementia

Memory flow consists of various daily events.

Symptoms of Alzheimer-type dementia

The following symptoms are observed in Alzheimer-type dementia.

Course of Alzheimer-type dementia

(Conceptual diagram)
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