One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. Normal Behavior: Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
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Are you worried that mom or dad has early stages of Alzheimer’s disease? Here are some warning signs that will help you decide if you should consider getting help from specialized staff who understand how to care for your loved ones dealing with Alzheimer’s.
Thankfully, serious memory loss and confusion doesn’t happen to every single person as they age. There are many reasons you may not remember something. And memory loss isn’t always consistent across the board when trying to recognize a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. For example, a person with Alzheimer’s may remember your name tomorrow but not later today.
Recognizing some of these signs will help indicate the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association lists the top 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Note that there are signs to watch for, and there is also normal behavior for aging persons.
Know the Signs
Do you recognize your mom, dad or loved one in these warning signs? Perhaps their very safety or well being is being compromised.
If so, it may be time to get them the specialized care and security that they require. Contact your nearest Kaplan community today. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is safe and secure and cared for.