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  1. Alzheimer's disease has 7 stages. The last two are the most difficult. Stage 7 is already a vegetable, when the brain forgets how to walk, how to eat. At this stage, the person can no longer remember anything. In the previous stages, the condition is unstable, the so-called “swing” – then improvement, then deterioration. During the period of improvement, a person can remember something, can even think logically, talk, etc.

  2. The question is not quite correct, as for me, so in short, yes, a person with this disease can remember a lot. But here it is important to understand the essence of this disease, namely that the debut begins with the collapse of memory, but this does not mean that a person forgets everything in one second. The start begins with the phenomena of fixation amnesia, when the memory of real events is lost: a person cannot remember what he read a few hours ago, does not remember where they went yesterday, sometimes they may even forget whether they ate or not, can not remember who visited him or whether they visited at all, in the hospital they constantly forget their ward, doctor, neighbors in the ward, etc. And here it is important to understand that the memory of separate events is not only preserved, but even enhanced-this is called Ribot's law, so patients can often perfectly remember how to get to the old place of work, remember what they read earlier or places where they once were, remember old places of residence, people they knew in the distant past. At the same time, in Alzheimer's disease, there is criticism of their condition at the initial stages, patients feel a memory defect, so fertile soil for the development of depression is sprouting. Memory and intelligence rapidly disintegrate and eventually global dementia occurs – the core of the personality is lost, the character is leveled, only the lower instincts prevail, the higher cortical functions (counting skills, writing, recognizing objects and the ability to use them, etc.) fall out.At the stage of mental insanity, as a rule, patients are exhausted,seriously ill with somatic diseases, and yes, here, the patient can no longer remember something prosaic.

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