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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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4. Difficulty doing familiar tasks
Alzheimer’s affects the ability to do normal, everyday tasks. People may have trouble remembering how to drive, how to cook a favorite recipe, or how to play a familiar game. They may start relying more on a spouse or family member to do things for them that they once enjoyed doing themselves.

5. Language and speaking problems
People with Alzheimer’s have trouble remembering the right words. For example, they say “what-cha-ma-call-it” instead of eyeglasses, or call a watch a “hand-clock.”

6. Problems with simple math
People in the early stages of Alzheimer’s may have difficulty working with numbers, including simple math problems. They may have trouble balancing a checkbook, or calculating simple addition. Along with math, Alzheimer’s can affect one’s abilities related to vision, such as depth perception, judging distance or seeing colors.

7. Poor judgment
Look for changes in decision making, rationalizing and judgment skills. A person who has made poor decisions all of their life might not have Alzheimer’s. But Alzheimer’s could be the culprit when a once logical decision maker who weighed all the options and made sound decisions suddenly exhibits poor judgment.

Read more:
When a Senior Can’t Remember the Story, Let Them Make It Up
A Kids-Eye View of Alzheimer’s
“My Mom Has Dementia and Is Telling Lies About Me”

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia originally appeared on AgingCare.com

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4:25PM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

I have been extremely lazy with my thinking processes. I will put my act together ASAP!!!

7:12PM PDT on May 3, 2014

Noted, thanks.

3:01PM PDT on May 1, 2014

It is truly amazing what dogs can do for people. They are a true blessing.

12:49AM PDT on May 1, 2014

Losing your memory is scary.

11:58PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

I think I read this already...
But when?
Oh, dear! I can't remember! I think it was when I lost my car keys! Yes!! No! I don't even have a car!

3:00AM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

Thanks.....very informative...

6:22PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

terrible enfermedad...

5:08PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

thanks

6:23AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

thanks for the information - very helpful at this time

1:08PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

thnx for this

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