Can Alzheimer’s disease steal one’s consciousness? | PLOS Blogs Network

Can Alzheimer’s disease steal one’s consciousness? | PLOS Blogs Network

Source: Can Alzheimer’s disease steal one’s consciousness? Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been characterized as a “complete loss of self.” Early on when memory begins to fade, the victim has difficulty recalling names, their grocery list or where they put their keys. As the disease progresses, they have trouble staying focused, planning and performing basic daily activities. From the exterior, dementia appears to ravage one’s intellect and personality; yet as mere observers, it’s impossible to ascertain how consciousness of the self and environment is transformed by dementia.

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