10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s
1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life: not remembering recent events, names, where things belong and new information.
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems: difficulty following a family recipe or tracking monthly bills, difficulty concentrating.
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or at work.
4. Confusion about time and place: People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time.
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships: difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast.
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing: Signs include difficulty finding the right words, completing sentences, and following directions and conversations.
7. Losing things: People with Alzheimer’s may put things in unusual places or accuse others of stealing.
8. Decrease or poor judgment when making decisions: They may have problems when dealing with money; they may pay less attention to grooming and hygiene.
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
10. Changes in mood or personality: Symptoms include increased depression, fearful, anxious or suspicious, rapid and constant changes of mood, withdrawal and lack of interest in usual activities.