Warning signs

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.