Monday, February 28, 2011

10 signs of Alzheimer's Disease

           5.  Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships:
For some people having visual problems is a sign of Alzheimer's.  They may have difficulity reading, judging didtance and determing color and contrast.  In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room.  They may not realize they are the person in the mirror.
                            What's a typical age-related change?
Visual changes related to cataracts.
          6.  New problems with words in speaking or writing:
People with Alzheimer's may have trouble joining or following a conversastion.  They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves.  They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right words or call things the wrong name (e.g. calling a watch a "hand-clock".)
                           What's a typical age-related change?   
Sometimes haveing trouble finding the right word.