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Mild Alzheimer's Disease: Instrumental Activities as Daily Living - DementiaGuide.com
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Mild Alzheimer's disease is present when a person has impairment in what are known as instrumental activities of daily living (IADL ). These are things such as driving, banking, cooking, shopping, housework and telephone, which require "instruments" to do. Persons with mild Alzheimer's disease typically will have progressive impairment in these instrumental activities. There is some difficulty with things such as orientation when going places and remembering names of people who the person has just met. The person may have increased difficulty retaining information, and may repeat questions or statements from time to time. Cognitive impairments are now more obviously detectable by clinical assessment .

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Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Driving
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Financial Management
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Shopping
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Meal Preparation/Cooking
Symptom Library > Memory & Language > Repetitive Questions/ Stories
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Household Chores
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Telephone Use
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Operating Gadgets/Appliances
Symptom Library > Memory & Language > Memory for Names and Faces
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Disorientation to Place
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