It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. To help identify problems early, the Alzheimer’s Association created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals may experience one or more of these in different degrees.
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure.
- Confusion with time or place.
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
- New problems with words in speaking or writing.
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
- Decreased or poor judgment.
- Withdrawal from work or social activities.
- Changes in mood and personality.
IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THESE SIGNS, PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT … www.alz.org/10signs
From Alzheimer’s Association, 2009