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What are the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Here’s a list of 10 warning signs that may indicate Alzheimer’s disease:

1. Difficulty remembering things that just happened

Forgetting dates or events; repeatedly asking for the same information; and relying more and more on reminder notes or family members to handle daily tasks.

2. Inability to plan or solve problems

Struggling to track monthly bills or solve simple math problems. Taking longer to do these things may be another sign.

3. Trouble completing familiar tasks

Driving to a familiar place; remembering the rules of a favorite game; or forgetting how to cook a simple meal (or even boil water).

4. Losing track of dates, seasons and time

If it isn’t happening right now, Alzheimer’s sufferers may not understand it. Forgetting where they are and how they got there are also common symptoms.

5. Vision problems

Judging distance, identifying colors or contrasts, and having difficulty reading. Poor driving may result.

6. Struggling with conversations

Repeating the same stories; inability to join or follow a conversation; and challenges with vocabulary, such as calling things by the wrong name.

7. Misplacing things

Putting items in unusual places; struggling to retrace steps to look for a lost item; and, in some cases, accusing others of stealing.

8. Poor decision-making

Having poor judgment with money or frivolously giving it away. Some people with Alzheimer’s may stop grooming habits or keeping themselves clean.

9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

Avoiding social situations, giving up hobbies, or failing to complete work assignments.

10. Mood and personality changes

Alzheimer’s can produce confusion, anxiety, suspicion or depression. It can make people become upset much more easily, especially when they’re away from home.

I'm not a medical professional, I'm just doing research and sharing it with whomever reads my blog. The CareGiversDepot does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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