Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is often found in the old people over 65 years old, is a common form of dementia. Dementia is a brain problem that seriously has effects on a person’s ability to perform daily actions. Until now, there is no way to cure this disease. It gets worse as it progresses, and finally may leads to the death. The risk increases when you become older. Your risk will be also higher if a member of your family has had the disease.

Even though this disease develops in different ways for every individual, you can find many typical symptoms. The beginning symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) could be mistakenly thought because they appear like signs of normal aging. However, serious memory loss or other mental changes that break up normal life are not common signs of aging. Older will begin to have difficulty in remembering the recent events. This is believed to be a significant sign of early-stage Alzheimer’s in elderly persons. After the first stage symptom, it can later develop Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association recommends that people should know these 10 notice signs of Alzheimer’s disease:

  • Memory changing problems that affect everyday life. Forgetfulness, especially, recent events or information, or repeatedly asking about the same content
  • Difficulty organizing or fixing troubles. Loss of concentration (having trouble preparing or doing familiar tasks, difficulty with fuzy thinking including simple math challenges)
  • Challenges in doing familiar tasks at work, at home, or at leisure time
  • Confusion about place or time. Difficulty realizing familiar local neighborhoods or knowing how how you came to a place, confusion about seasons or months
  • Trouble comprehending visual photos and spatial relationships. Challenges in reading, figuring out distance, or choosing color.
  • Language troubles. Failing to remember the objects’ names, mixing up words, difficulty completing sentences or using conversations
  • Misplacing items and losing the skill to redo steps, for example, Putting objects back in unusual areas, losing things, blaming others on stealing or hiding.
  • Reduced judgment and determination making. Dressing up incorrectly or making bad financial decisions
  • Departure from work or social tasks. Don’t participate in familiar activities and interests.
  • Feelings and personality changes. Confusion, higher fear or suspicion, apathy and depression, worry. Signs can be loss of desire for activities, enhanced sleeping, looking at the tv for long periods of time.


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