Comparison

The difference between Alzheimer’s disease and normal age-related memory changes

Someone with Alzheimer’s disease Someone with Normal Age-Related Memory Changes
Forgets entire experiences Forgets part of an experience
Rarely remembers later Often remembers later
Is gradually unable to follow written/spoken directions Is usually able to follow written/spoken directions
Is gradually unable to use notes as reminders Is usually able to use notes as reminders
Is gradually unable to care for self Is usually able to care for self