Alzheimer's At 40! What Are The Symptoms Of The Cruel, Incurable Disease?
Early Alzheimer's disease
As we mentioned earlier, although Alzheimer's disease mainly affects people over the age of 65, it unfortunately happens, to people much younger as well. Early-onset Alzheimer's disease most likely develops as a result of a combination of factors. The exact cause of the disease has not yet been determined, scientists are still trying to solve the mystery of what exactly influences the initiation of the disease. Early-onset Alzheimer's disease is estimated to affect between 220,000 and 640,000 Americans in the United States alone. People between the ages of 30 and 50 should not experience the so-called 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. If they do, they may have an early version of the disease. What symptoms long before the disease develops can indicate early Alzheimer's disease, and what should young people pay special attention to?
Forgetfulness and memory loss
It happens to all of us that we forget even the simplest things and there are plenty of such examples. Sometimes we have trouble remembering where we put our car keys, sometimes we are not sure if we locked the door behind us when leaving. This can happen to anyone at any age, especially when, for example, we do something mechanically while being in a hurry. However, when we start to notice a bit more persistent forgetfulness that gives us trouble or breaks in our memory, it is usually a sign that something is wrong. Importantly, people with early-onset Alzheimer's disease can begin to notice abnormal and chronic memory lapses as early as age 30 or 40! If someone has trouble orienting themselves, suddenly doesn't know where they came from or where they actually are, or has to struggle to find the right words during a conversation, or consistently forgets what a loved one (such as a partner) has asked them to do, these abnormalities are worth noting. If the person is too young to have experienced these things, these may be the slowly developing first signs of early memory loss.