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5 A's of Alzheimer's Disease

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The 5 A’s of Alzheimer’s Disease is one way to remember and understand commonly seen symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The 5 A’s stand for agnosia, anomia, aphasia, apraxia, and amnesia.
5 KEY FACTS
Agnosia
Egg-nose with no face

Agnosia is the inability to recognize familiar objects, tastes, sounds, and other sensations.

Anomia
A-name-tag

Anomia is an inability to remember names of things.

Aphasia
Fish with Aphasia

Aphasia is the inability to express oneself through speech. This may include a loss of the ability to speak or understand spoken, written, or sign language.

Apraxia
Ape-axe

Apraxia is the inability to perform purposeful movements or once familiar tasks, such as dressing, cooking, or shaving.

Amnesia
Memory-eraser

Amnesia is defined as a loss of memory.

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