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.

  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.

IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THESE SIGNS, PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT … www.alz.org/10signs

From Alzheimer’s Association, 2009