Alzheimer’s is a gradually progressive dementia which presents initially with short term memory loss, word-finding difficulty, naming problems, difficultly with complex tasks, way-finding difficulties and problems with perception. As the disease progresses, the person gradually loses the ability to care for themselves, relate to the environment and communicate.
The Alzheimer’s disease 8(AD8) is sensitive to detecting early cognitive changes associated with common dementing illnesses including Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia.
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