The Alzheimer’s Association has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias to help identify problems early. Individuals may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees.
Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia for to Look Out For:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
These warning signs are intended to be a guide to help identify problems in memory, thinking or behavior that may be related to Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
It’s important to discuss any changes in memory, thinking or behavior, in either yourself or someone else, with a doctor. For more information go to alz.org/Illinois or call 800.272.3900.