Monday, February 28, 2011

10 signs of Alzheimer's Disease

          1.  Memory loss that disrupts life:
One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, espically forgetting recently learned information.   Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the information over and over; relying on the memory aides ( e.g. reminder notes, eletronic devices) or family membors for things they used to handle on their own.
                           What's a typical age-related change?
Sometimes forgetting names or appointments but remembering them later.
           2.  Challenges in planning or solving problems:
Some people may experience changes in their ability to develope and follow a plan or work with numbers.  THey may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills.  They may have difficulity concentrating and take much longer to do things they did before.
                           What's a typical age-related change?
Making occasional errors when balancing a check book.