Is the inability to pick up a telephone number from a message machine with up to five or six attempts an example of a typical memory problem associated with senile dementia or Alzheimers?
Although memory problems are the most frequent presentation in Alzheimer's disease, the most important symptom is worsening of the memory over time and not being restricted to a single problem that remains the same in severity. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. This means that whatever symptom in the beginning would get worse with time.
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