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Memory loss, thinking disorders, changes in mood and behavior … There are many warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease that can alert the patient and his family. Needless to much alarmed because there are similar symptoms caused by other diseases for which there are medical treatments. Therefore, if several of these symptoms coexist in the same person, it is important to consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
1 – Memory loss
Occasionally forget appointments, the name of a colleague or a phone number and remember them later is normal. However, a person with Alzheimer’s disease may forget recent events and important to never remember.
2 – Difficulty performing familiar tasks
As part of our daily activities, it happens to us all to be distracted and wrong to do it. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may not be able to write, cooking, peeling vegetables, buttoning his jacket, etc.
3 – Language Issues
It can sometimes be difficult to find the right word. A person with Alzheimer’s disease lose the ability to finish his sentences or will substitute inappropriate words. This makes it difficult for others to understand what she said.
4 – Disorientation in space and in time
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease Sometimes you temporarily forget the day of the week or where we are going. But a person with Alzheimer’s disease may believe another season, another year already far or get lost in a place known: she does not know how she went there or how to get home.
5 – Decreased judgment
Sometimes when you do not feel well, we wait to seek treatment. But with persistence or worsening of the signs, we finally go to the doctor. A person with Alzheimer’s disease does not alarm the severity of his difficulties and even commonplace, which worries his entourage. Moreover, a person with Alzheimer’s disease is no longer able to judge a situation and may take unreasonable decisions.
6 – Problems with abstract concepts
With age, a person may have difficulty adapting to new technologies. A person with Alzheimer’s disease can not understand what are the numbers and what to do. Many people are going to reckless spending they would never have done before.
7 – Lost and found
Anyone can temporarily misplace a wallet or keys. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in inappropriate places [ an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl for example].
8 – Changes in mood or behavior
It happens to us all to be sad and gloomy. A person with Alzheimer’s can change mood very quickly [from calm to tears or anger ] for no apparent reason.
9 – Personality changes
People’s personalities can change somewhat with age. In a person with Alzheimer’s disease will be observed very pronounced changes. For example, once a person open and trusting become suspicious or withdrawn. Among the possible changes also include apathy, fear, and difficult behavior.
10 – Lack of enthusiasm
It happens to us all, on occasion, to tire of housework, our work or our social activities, but most people soon find their enthusiasm. A person with Alzheimer’s disease will become passive more quickly without having a depressive speech. She even loses interest in important events.