Early Signs to Help you Identify the Presence and/or Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease
* Memory loss that interferes with normal daily activities and becomes more frequent. For example, important dates and events are forgotten and there is an increased reliance on others for help to remember.
* Trouble with conversations.
* Stopping mid-sentence and completely losing the thread of the conversation.
* Calling itmes by the wrong name or forgetting the right word.
* Problem-solving difficulty, such as balancing a checkbook or following a familiar recipe.
* Difficulty with everday tasks, such as remembering how to drive to a familiar location.
* Confusion about where the individual is and how they arrived there.
* Difficulty with spatial relationships and understanding color and contrast.
* Losing track of where things have been placed, assuming that things have been stolen from you.
* Poor judgement which leaves individuals more susceptible to scams.
* Inability to complete or participate in a favorite hobby.
* Lack of attention to grooming and cleanliness.
* Withdrawal from social activities and work.
* Mood and personality changes such as fear, anxiety and suspiciousness.