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The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way toward ending Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Donate today so we can continue accelerating critical research and providing 24/7 support during this global emergency and beyond. The Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Foundation’s efforts have gone towards the education of care-takers and seniors, preventative and lifestyle changes and treatment and management of these medical issues.
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t stop — and neither do we. Families facing Alzheimer’s need you now more than ever.
Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. Most of us eventually notice some slowed thinking and occasional problems with remembering certain things. However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work may be a sign that brain cells are failing.
The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is difficulty remembering newly learned information because Alzheimer’s changes typically begin in the part of the brain that affects learning. As Alzheimer’s advances through the brain it leads to increasingly severe symptoms, including disorientation, mood and behavior changes; deepening confusion about events, time and place; unfounded suspicions about family, friends and professional caregivers; more serious memory loss and behavior changes; and difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking.
People with memory loss or other possible signs of Alzheimer’s may find it hard to recognize they have a problem. Signs of dementia may be more obvious to family members or friends. Anyone experiencing dementia-like symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible.