Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type of dementia and is NOT a normal part of aging as some people believe. Caused by a build up on the brain causing damage to the Hippocampus which is central to day to day memory.
Usually quite mild to start with and progressing over time
Earliest symptom can be memory lapse causing difficulty recalling recent events and learning new information
Potential language problems, struggling to follow a conversation or repeating themselves
Potential Visuopatial skills, problems judging distance or seeing objects in 3D; navigating stairs or parking the car becomes much harder
Potential difficulties making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequences of tasks (eg cooking a meal)
Potential confusion or losing track of the day or date
Potential changes in mood. People may become anxious, irritable or depressed. Becoming withdrawn and a loss of interest in activities and hobbies