Although memory loss often occurs with age, Alzheimer’s disease goes beyond the usual losing/misplacing things, forgetting to pay a bill, etc. In America, Alzheimer’s disease is one of the leading ailments that the older adults live with in the country. Alzheimer’s isn’t a normal part of aging since it affects intellectual abilities and memory enough to interfere with daily life. Though mild forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging, but if memory problems are severely affecting your daily life, they could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s impacts everyone differently, but we are listing the top early warning signs that may indicate Alzheimer’s disease is present.
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Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease that often go unnoticed:
Trouble Completing Daily Tasks– People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to face problems with their day-to-day activities, such as cooking for themselves, bathing, driving around town, paying bills on time, etc. Even familiar things can become difficult.
Vision Changes- It can be difficult in telling colors apart, judging distance can be troublesome, it becomes difficult to read words on the page.
Poor Judgment– Making mistakes with money, not taking care of themselves as well as they should, dressing for the wrong weather, etc.- poor judgment in older adults tend to be a result of Alzheimer’s disease. It is advisable that you keep a track of your loved one’s bank account since individuals with Alzheimer’s tend to make poor financial choices.
Difficulty With Conversations- Conversations can be a difficulty, vocabulary becomes tough, such as calling things/people by the wrong name, inability to follow or join a conversation, etc. Your loved one with Alzheimer’s will have difficulty maintaining conversations.
Withdrawal From Social Activities- If your usually outgoing loved one has been giving up hobbies, avoiding social situations, failing to complete work assignments- this is an overlooked sign of early onset Alzheimer’s.
Mood Swings And Agitation- No one will know your loved one the way you would know, which means it wouldn’t be difficult to determine if any of their actions seem out of character with out of ordinary mood swings and agitation being one of the most commonly ignored symptoms. Watch out if your loved one feels depressed, scared or anxious, or is suspicious of people.
Losing Track Of Time, Dates– Pay attention to how well your loved one keeps track of time, and check if they are forgetting where they are and how they got there. Check if they are able to distinguish a change in seasons.
It’s time that you consider an assisted living facility if you’ve noticed any of the above signs in your loved one’s actions.