“Know the 10 Signs” of Alzheimer’s


The Alzheimer’s Association has a tool designed to help with early detection of Alzheimer’s.  The PDF is a bit problematic for viewing and printing purposes (at least on my PC), but it is worth spending a little time to capture it.  Hopefully, the Association will fix what seems to me to be a bug.

The” 10 Signs” get some good elaboration in the tool, but the headings are worth replicating here —

  1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  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

The tool contrasts “Typical age-related changes” with examples in each area for someone who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Best wishes.  Bert

 

 

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