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What are the symptoms of moderate Alzheimer’s disease?

As Alzheimer's disease (AD) progresses, deficits in memory, language, and reasoning become more noticeable. Changes in personality and behavior become more extreme. At this point, a person may begin to endanger themselves or others.

Symptoms of moderate AD may include the following:
  • Difficulty identifying familiar people, places, or things
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Poor judgment or difficulty with reasoning
  • Aggression or agitation
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Increased difficulty with everyday activities
  • Losing touch with reality
  • Suspiciousness or paranoia
  • Hallucinations

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