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Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia in which symptoms develop gradually, eventually leading to problems with memory, behavior and thinking. Early symptoms of Alzheimer’s may be tricky to identify as they mimic typical signs of stress.

Following are some warning signs of Alzheimer’s that can help identify its onset, seek timely medical assistance and plan for the future:

  • Disruptive Memory Loss: Forgetting recently learnt information, important dates, events and an increased reliance on external sources to remember the information may be indicative of onset of Alzheimer’s. Due to memory loss, a person may also start misplacing things more often and fail to retrace them.
  • Difficulty In Planning And Solving Problems: Alzheimer’s may also render a person unable to favorite game and concentrate on tasks. Also, performing routine tasks may take longer than they would under normal circumstances.
  • Confusion About Time Or Place: People with Alzheimer’s may lose track of dates, events, seasons, etc. However, this should not be mistaken with normal confusion in which the person remembers the details later.
  • Problems With Speaking: Those in the first stages of Alzheimer’s may find it difficult to join a conversation or keep it going due to issues with vocabulary, confusion about the name of a thing or simply forgetting the right word to use.
  • Poor Judgement: At its onset, Alzheimer’s causes problems with identifying visual images and spatial relationships. This manifests as having difficulty in reading, identifying colors, judging distance and more. However, vision changes due to health issues such as cataract should be ruled out before affirming Alzheimer’s.
  • Mood And Personality Changes: Alzheimer’s also reflects through mood and personality changes such as depression, suspicion, fearfulness and anxiety. However, consult a medical professional to rule out mood changes that may arise due to other age-related conditions.
  • Social Withdrawal: The appearance of symptoms may lower a loved one’s self-confidence causing social withdrawal. As symptoms worsen, your loved one may start taking refuge in avoiding social encounters. He may avoid social events and even show disinterest in projects that were previously enjoyed by him.
  • Trouble Sleeping: Tossing and turning in bed for hours at a stretch during night could be indicative of Alzheimer’s. A recent study in the journal “Neurology”, questioned adults with a risk of Alzheimer’s about their sleep patterns. It was discovered that seniors with sleep problems had more markers of Alzheimer’s as compared to those who slept well. Over time, lack of sleep exacerbates memory lapses, confusion and other issues.

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