Alzheimer’s Symptoms

By Bill Kray

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

This abbreviated list, provided by Alzheimer’s Association, is for information only and not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified medical professional.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.
  4. Confusion with time or place.
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing.
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
  10. Changes in mood and personality.

By 2050, the number of individuals 65 and older with Alzheimer's is projected to number 11 million to 16 million — unless medical breakthroughs identify ways to prevent or more effectively treat the disease.

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. If there's one thing you should remember, it's that Alzheimer's is not a disease to forget. Symptoms can be managed with proper treatment and patient oversight.

Bill Kray

Los Angeles, United States

Vegetarian health advocate, graphic designer, illustrator, programmer and prolific blog writer.

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