Memory loss in Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory loss is an early symptom in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease which has major consequences on activities of daily living (ADL).

Memory loss

Memory loss is one of the first Alzheimer’s disease symptoms

Memory loss is one of the first Alzheimer’s disease symptoms to develop, and is a key indicator of the cognitive decline associated with the disease [1-3]. Memory lapses range from frustrating (e.g. lost keys) to dangerous (e.g. stove left on), and can have major consequences on the patient’s quality of life [4]. As a result, patients can have decreased involvement in daily life and routine activities, leading to loss of autonomy and increased dependence on carers [4-6]. The loss of memory is closely linked to synapse loss. [7-9].



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