Everyone becomes forgetful from time to time, especially as they get older. More than half of people over age 65 experience at least some age-related forgetfulness. But when that forgetfulness becomes more and more regular, starts disrupting daily life, and is accompanied by changes in mood and personality, you may begin to wonder, could it be Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and according to research, affects over 5 million people. According to the Alzheimer’s Association there are 10 signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease which include:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms, please see your doctor immediately.