As 10 million baby boomers develop Alzheimer's, early detection of the disease becomes critical to future planning. Knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer's and getting diagnosed early is vital to receiving the best help and care possible.
This list can help you recognize the warning signs:
- Memory changes that disrupt daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgement
- Withdrawl from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
Interested in learning more about Alzheimer's? Check out the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter website to find education programs, support services and more.