I know that Alzheimer's damages a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which has a central role in day-to-day memory.

But, could it affect also on things in other memory centers, things such as taste and moves?


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Oh, yes, though short-term memory loss is often an early sign.

"For many, decline in non-memory aspects of cognition, such as word-finding, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease." from https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet. Warning: grim.

Whatever your brain does, Altzheimer's eventually undoes. For more details: http://www.alzheimers.net/stages-of-alzheimers-disease/

  • $\begingroup$ "For more details:www.alzheimers...". Just in case the link goes dead, could you summarize those details. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 2:31

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