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Alzheimer's Disease Earliest Stage: Preclinical - DementiaGuide.com
   
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Preclinical

The very earliest stage is a so-called "preclinical" stage, in which mild symptoms such as memory impairments are present. As it turns out, most people with memory impairment do not have mild Alzheimer's disease . So this is often the stage which is diagnosed in retrospect, after it has progressed to mild Alzheimer's disease. The person will experience everyday types of memory loss, e.g. forgetting where you put your keys, or forgetting a person you don't see very often. These have no real effect on daily function or social activities, and the person is aware that they are doing this.

 

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