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Alzheimer's Disease and Personality Changes

Alzheimer’s and the brain

Alzheimer’s and the brain

Alzheimer’s disease damages multiple parts of the brain, thus affecting different cognitive abilities. When one part of the brain fails to perform properly, this can led to odd behavior – mixed feelings and changes in personality. Many individuals with AD may experience symptoms such as difficulty remembering and orientation problems. In the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, an individual’s ability to perform daily activities decreases and such symptoms may become problematic. For instance, memory loss may lead to continuing anxiety or fear of “unknown” surroundings. In turn, such behavior may require continuous reassurance from friends, family members, and caregivers.