Watch Out For The Following Early Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • April 06, 2021 BY  Anthem Seniors
  • Anthem Senior Living

We have all been at the receiving end of situations where we’ve misplaced our car keys or forgotten someone’s name or found it difficult to recall a specific event or incident. These do not indicate you have developed Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia since forgetfulness can be considered a normal part of aging. Changes occur in all parts of the body with increasing age, including the brain. Forgetfulness can also be attributed to the busy lives that we lead these days that leads to an overtaxed brain.

However, it is important to keep a tab on the symptoms or early warning signs of dementia as the earlier the diagnosis, the better for you or your loved one to live a life of comfort. Alzheimer’s disease drastically affects a person’s thinking, memory, and behavior. This blog aims to discuss the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s indicating that it’s may be time to get yourself evaluated for a possible diagnosis. Earlier the diagnosis will help you or your beloved receive the treatment you need to live a quality life. It will also help you prepare for future as the disease progresses. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease, over time it will get difficult for caregivers to deal with the challenges brought by the disease, and the person might be in need of Anthem assisted living. Remember memory care is the best form of assisted living for individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia.

Watch out for these early warning signs:

  1. Difficulty remembering things (starts with short-term memories, eventually affecting long-term memories)
  2. Mood and personality changes
  3. A law abiding citizen suddenly breaking the law
  4. Difficulty carrying out day-to-day chores
  5. Difficulty communicating
  6. Poor judgment (poor decision-making)
  7. Unusual behavior (that is in stark contrast to the person’s personality)
  8. Social withdrawal (the person getting more detached from friends and family)
  9. Changes in grooming and personal hygiene (any declining attention to personal care is a cause for concern)

Getting screened for Alzheimer’s will ensure you or your loved one can start getting treatment sooner (if you are diagnosed) that can help lead a comfortable life by improving the symptoms, you can better prepare for the future in terms of the care required, how to pay for it, etc., and most importantly, it will enable you to prepare yourself emotionally since dealing with a diagnosis can be hard for both the person diagnosed and his loved ones, and an early diagnosis will just make it easier by giving you adequate time to educate yourself, prepare yourself for what’s in store, and learn how to appreciate the time you still have left where your loved one is still coherent enough to talk and understand things.

For specialized memory care for your beloved, book a suite today at the award-winning Anthem Senior Living today! Call us at 602.909.9550. Anthem Senior Living offers memory care and assisted living services in safe environments for older adults dealing with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.