25 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Don’t recognize family and friends
As AD progresses, your loved one may not always recognize you or other family members and friends, which can be heart-breaking.
“Recognition does come and go for a while,” says Gwyther. “In general, people forget what they just learned or whom they just met, then friends, and family last. But sometimes it’s hard to explain why someone remembers one child’s name and not another. Well-practiced memories and stories last longer than newer ones, but in the very late stages, people may only remember their parents.”