Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
Memory loss is one of the first Alzheimer’s disease symptoms
Memory loss is one of the first Alzheimer’s disease symptoms to develop, and is a key indicator of the cognitive decline associated with the disease [1-3]. Memory lapses range from frustrating (e.g. lost keys) to dangerous (e.g. stove left on), and can have major consequences on the patient’s quality of life . As a result, patients can have decreased involvement in daily life and routine activities, leading to loss of autonomy and increased dependence on carers [4-6]. The loss of memory is closely linked to synapse loss [7-9].
Schematic representation of the progression of AD symptoms [1-3]
Episodic memory impairment is one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease [1-3].
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