What other mental issues do people with Alzheimer's often experience?

Other mental issues that people with Alzheimer's disease often experience include neuropsychiatric or psychiatric symptoms. It might be depression, anxiety, psychotic symptoms or agitation.

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Other mental issues that people with Alzheimer's often experience include behavioral disturbances such as disinhibition, apathy, depression, anger, aggression and impulsiveness. An Alzheimer's sufferer may have agitation, which may worsen in the late afternoon or evening, a condition known as "sundowning". Sleep may be disordered, and the person may wander and become easily disoriented and lost. 

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