How does Alzheimer’s disease affect intelligence?

The most common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. Moreover, Alzheimer’s disease also degrades the thinking and reasoning ability that affects the intelligence of the person with the condition. This disease affects every part of the brain and degrades both short-term and long-term memory.

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative condition of the brain that causes gradual loss of judgement, memory and ability to function. The forgetfulness may be subtle at the start, but the loss of memory worsens until it interferes with almost all aspects of life including intelligence. If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease you may find it difficult to do involuntary actions like breathing or swallowing. Once the memory is affected, the brain slowly starts to lose its control over involuntary actions making it difficult to live the day.

Although there is no scientific study that confirms the loss of existing knowledge, there is evidence that confirms the gradual loss of memory that makes people with the condition forgetful of their routine life and daily aspects of life. As the disorder progresses, people with Alzheimer’s disease may experience personality and behavioural changes. This includes difficulty in talking to people, unable to strike a conversation, social withdrawal or showing symptoms of aggression.

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