How do you know if your loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? Only a doctor can diagnose either condition but it’s still important to look out for warning signs that may help you find out if you should consider visiting a doctor.
1. Memory loss and forgetfulness
Anyone can sometimes forget details of a conversation, but early signs of Alzheimer’s cause a person to forget an entire conversation. They may forget important dates or even faces of family members.
2. Lack of concentration and confusion
People with Alzheimer’s may forget where they are or how they got there. They can also lose track of the seasons and passage of time.
3. Losing things
Alzheimer’s patients put things in unusual places and tend to lose them this way. They may swear an item was somewhere and become upset when it doesn’t turn up in it’s expected place.
4. Change in personality or mood swings
Patients tend to exhibit mood swings or a change in their personality. They may become fearful, anxious, or depressed when out of their comfort zone.
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