Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans. Knowing the early signs of Alzheimer’s can help diagnosis and quality of life.
Here are 10 early warning signs from the Alzheimer’s Association. Someone may experience some of these in varying degrees, and if you notice any of them in a loved one, encouraged them to see a doctor.
1) Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2) Challenges in planning or solving problems
3) Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
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) Decreased or poor judgment
9) Withdrawal from work or social activities
10) Changes in mood and personality
For more helpful information and links for Alzheimer’s & Dementia, you can visit our Caregivers Resources Page
The full article fro the Alzheimer’s Association can be found here