3 Early Signs of Alzheimer's
Are you worried about mental sharpness in yourself or someone else? A little forgetfulness can be a normal, age-related change. But if memory problems are beginning to seriously affect your daily life, this could be early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
The most common sign of Alzheimer's is memory loss. Finding yourself asking for the same information over and over, losing track of important dates, or relying on memory aids or others for reminders is a common early sign of Alzheimer's. However, to forget names or appointments and remember them later, is more of a typical age-related symptom.
People with Alzheimer's can also find completing familiar daily tasks difficult. To need help setting your DVR to record a TV show is normal, since there is so much technology in our lives today, whereas a person with Alzheimer's may have trouble remembering the same route they've always taken to the grocery store, or recalling the rules of their favorite game.
Finally, while misplacing things is normal for people of all ages, a person with Alzheimer's will be unable to retrace their steps to find them. They may accuse others of stealing, become upset, and can even cause harm to themselves or others.
If you notice these or any of the 10 kinds found on the Alzheimers.org website, schedule an evaluation with your doctor. For more advanced situations, consider Sunnyside Meadows. Our memory care community has a wide variety of individual and group activities, so there's always something to do with friends.
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