10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Loss of initiative
The person with Alzheimer’s disease may remain uninterested and uninvolved in many or all of his usual pursuits.
Changes in personality
A person with Alzheimer’s can change dramatically, either suddenly or over a period of time. Someone who is generally easygoing may become angry, suspicious, or fearful.
Changes in mood or behavior
People with Alzheimer’s tend to exhibit rapid mood swings for no apparent reason.
Misplacing things
A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put these and other items in inappropriate places — such as an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl — and then not recall how they got there.
Problems with abstract thinking
Someone with Alzheimer’s, recognizing numbers or performing basic calculation may be impossible.
Warning of Alzheimer's Disease
Poor or decreased judgment
A person with Alzheimer’s, however, may dress inappropriately in more noticeable ways, wearing a bathrobe to the store or several blouses on a hot day.
Disorientation to time and place
people with Alzheimer’s disease can become lost on their own street, not knowing where they are, how they got there, or how to get back home.
Problems with language
A person with Alzheimer’s disease may forget simple words or substitute inappropriate words, making his or her sentences difficult to understand.
Difficulty performing familiar tasks
People with Alzheimer’s might prepare a meal and not only forget to serve it but also forget they made it.
Memory loss
It’s normal to occasionally forget an assignment or deadline, but frequent forgetfulness or unexplainable confusion at home or in the workplace may signal that something’s wrong.