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12 Signs You Could Have Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

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Symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Youve probably heard the terms dementia and Alzheimers disease used interchangeably. But, before youre able to recognize the symptoms of early-onset Alzheimers, you need to be able to tell the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s. Heres a quick recap: Dementia is an overarching term for mental decline (including loss of memory, language skills, and thinking abilities) that could be caused by many diseases and conditions, whereas Alzheimers disease is the most common cause of dementia.Often, Alzheimers disease is thought to be a condition that affects the elderly, but it can also impact people under age 65, which is known as early-onset. According to the Alzheimers Society Canada, about 16,000 Canadians in their 40s and 50s have early-onset Alzheimers disease. That said, how can you tell if someone has simple forgetfulness or early-onset Alzheimers disease?We spoke with medical experts who reveal the telltale signs.

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