Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

People fifty years and older often put themselves down with the comment, "I'm having a senior moment."

I don't like to hear this when the thing misplaced or word forgotten is something that could happen at any age.

Let's know the difference between normal forgetfulness and early signs of Alzheimer's.

Go the the Alzheimer's Association website to learn the important differences.

www.alz.org

http://www.alz.org/10-signs-symptoms-alzheimers-dementia.asp

In brief, they are:

  1. memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. challenges in solving problems
  3. difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. confusion with time or place
  5. trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. new problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. poor judgment
  9. withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. changes in mood and personality





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