Symptoms may be subtle at first.
Patients may experience depression, anxiety and fears and forget recent events. Sometimes patients struggle to find the words they want and fall back on using simple words. Driving becomes a hazard when signals can't be interpreted correctly. As the disease progresses, patients become less and less able to go about their daily lives safely.
Causes and Risk Factors
The causes of Alzheimer's disease are still under investigation. There are some signs that it may be passed through families genetically. Alzheimer's disease can have environmental and genetic causes.