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98 Percent of People With Alzheimer's Develop This Symptom First, Study Says

Best Life Logo By Lauren Gray of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: Right now, more than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), a form of dementia that destroys memory and the ability to function normally. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but how exactly it develops can be different for each person. Now, a new study has found that in those with late-onset Alzheimer's dementia (LOAD)—meaning those in which the first symptoms appear past the age of 65—98 percent of patients develop one symptom first. Read on to find out which symptom may appear before others in late-onset cases, and how to spot it.RELATED: This Could Be Your First Sign of Dementia Years Before Diagnosis, Study Says.Read the original article on Best Life.

98 Percent of People With Alzheimer's Develop This Symptom First, Study Says

Right now, more than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), a form of dementia that destroys memory and the ability to function normally. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but how exactly it develops can be different for each person. Now, a new study has found that in those with late-onset Alzheimer's dementia (LOAD)—meaning those in which the first symptoms appear past the age of 65—98 percent of patients develop one symptom first. Read on to find out which symptom may appear before others in late-onset cases, and how to spot it.

RELATED: This Could Be Your First Sign of Dementia Years Before Diagnosis, Study Says.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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