Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Alzheimer's Disease stages

6.  New problems using words when speaking or writing:  people with alzheimer's disease may have trouble joining or following a conversation. 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 thr right words or call things the wrong name, such as calling a refigerator a "ice box."

            What is a normal age related change?

Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.

7.  Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps:  A person with Alzheimer's may put things in unsual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they accuse others of stealing. 

              What is a normal age related change?

Misplacing things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or their favorite pair of house shoes.