Added new early sign of Alzheimer’s: weight loss

New research suggested that weight loss in late life is associated with a higher risk for age-related memory decline causing Alzheimer’s disease.

“We’ve had this paradox that midlife obesity is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease, but people with dementia are more likely to be underweight. The recognition that these people have lower BMIs long before they develop symptoms related to Alzheimer’s does suggest that low weight may be a very early sign of this disease.”, said the Alzheimer’s researchers.

However, the result is still not too clear to giving an exact conclusion for sure. That requires further studies in accompany with other proven signs of Alzheimer’s. Thing is not only helpful  for the diagnosis work but also for timely treatments.

Proved typical signs of Alzheimer’s

The first and the most common sign of Alzheimer’s is memory loss through  specially forgetting recently learned information.

It can be difficult to complete familiar chores, assignments or to plan or to solve problems.

Diagnosed groups may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.

Signs of troubles with following or joining a conversation. Sometimes, those people at risk will misplace things and lose the ability to retrace steps.

Becoming more isolate toward external society and no longer interested in be social. At first, a person with Alzheimer’s satrt to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. Then, they gradually be away from favorite sports or hobby.

Mood change: They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places.

Seeing one of the signs above happens with your beloved elder, ask them to go for a doctor and check for sure.


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