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Alzheimer's Disease and Personality Changes

Alzheimer's Disease and Personality Changes

Alzheimer's Disease and Personality Changes

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, also known as AD, most individuals may suffer from behavioral and personality changes. Often times, individuals with AD may become confused, frightened, or rely on a family member. With AD, a loved one may experience mood swings or lash out for no apparent reason.

“This is especially distressing for the relatives and friends of the person with Alzheimer’s. The general behavior and personality of someone with Alzheimer’s often seems to be in complete contrast to typical behavior exhibited throughout the patient’s life” says Barbara Jones, author of several online magazines.