Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a common memory disorder affecting nearly 5 million Americans today. Every 68 seconds, someone is developing with this neurological degenerative disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a complicated disease that affects everyone differently. To help identify those who might be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association put together this list of the 10 warning signs:

  1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

If you or a loved experience any of the above signs, consider speaking with your physician and exploring the various support groups, programs, education seminars and events the Center for Memory and Motion can offer you and your loved one.