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The 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Are… - Richmond, VA

- Thursday, January 26, 2017

Spring Arbor, Memory Care, Richmond, VAForget what day it is? Lost your keys? Can’t think of the word? Could be typical, related to age – or not.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease with no cure. The biggest risk factor is age, and since women tend to live longer than men, it occurs in more women.

Before seeing a doctor – choose one with experience with diagnosing Alzheimer’s – the spouse or family members should keep a log of specific symptoms that have occurred. Also, bring all medication to the appointment and a list of current and previous health problems.

The 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease are:

  1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life, like not remembering phone numbers or addresses.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks, such as setting the table or following a well-used recipe.
  4. Confusion with time or place.
  5. Trouble with visual images and spatial relationships, interpreting a sequence of instructions.
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing.
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment, like giving money to charities or to anybody who asks.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities, because they realize something is wrong.
  10. Changes in mood and personality, often becoming more bitter, just not like themselves.

For more information on Alzheimer’s Care, contact Spring Arbor.

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