Disrupts daily life. Memory loss. Confusion. Alzheimer’s Disease causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is important to keep in mind that Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning that it will worsen over time and that it is not a “normal” part of aging.
Every individual may experience different signs or several signs to different degrees. Here are 5 warning signs and symptoms to look out for:
- Memory Loss: Forgetting recently learned information, important dates, events and increasingly needing memory aids can be warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. Memory loss is considered one of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s and it starts by disrupting daily life.
- Problem-solving and planning challenges: Having trouble developing a plan or failing to keep track of monthly bills can mean a person is having difficulty concentrating. If someone you love is taking a much longer time to do things they did with ease before, consider talking to a doctor.
- Losing the ability to retrace steps: Alzheimer’s disease may cause a person to misplace items and may impair the ability to retrace steps to find the items again. As time goes by, this symptom may become more frequent.
- Confusion: The diseases may cause a person to lose track of time and dates and may cause them to forget where they are and how they got there.
- Changes in mood or personality: People suffering from Alzheimer’s disease may become depressed, confused, fearful and/or anxious. This behavior may be more prominent when the person is out of their comfort zone.
If someone you love is showing one or more of these signs, talk to your doctor and voice your concerns. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but research studies are being conducted to gain a better understanding of the disease and possible new treatment options. Participating in a research study will give your loved one the opportunity to receive study-related care and medication at no cost and have access to possible new treatment options. No insurance is required and compensation for time and travel may be available for those who qualify. Click the button below to learn more.
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Original signs and symptoms article: https://alz.org/10-signs-symptoms-alzheimers-dementia.asp