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How do the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically progress?

Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, meaning its symptoms get worse and its victims become more disabled over time. In the beginning, people with the disease may have problems with simple memory-related tasks, such as writing checks or taking the bus. By the end, they “forget” how to use the toilet, eat or even walk.
 
Memory loss, however, is just one symptom. People with Alzheimer’s often show significant personality changes or act inappropriately as the disease progresses. They may have mood changes, including depression. In the middle stages of the disease, they may become agitated and/or aggressive.

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