Memory loss may be a normal aspect of aging, but it can also be an indication of something more serious. Alzheimer’s and dementia are characterized by memory loss and other symptoms, so it’s critical to be aware of changes in your loved one’s memories, habits, and skills. It’s crucial to note that Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia with its own set of symptoms that distinguishes it from other dementia diagnoses. While Alzheimer’s disease might be difficult to identify in its early stages, there are some things that family members and caregivers should watch for to assist medical experts in making an early diagnosis and improving treatment. In this article, we address some of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
Getting Confused about Time And Place
Alzheimer’s patients may lose track of dates, seasons, or the passage of time. They may have forgotten how they arrived at their current destination. They may also lose track of upcoming dates or events, such as birthdays or anniversaries. Seniors who are experiencing regular aging, on the other hand, may become confused about what day of the week it is, but they may be able to figure it out later.
Misplacing of Items
An individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease may misplace items simply because they forgot where they put them. They will sometimes put things in unusual places and will be unable to trace back their steps. For example, they may leave their glasses in the freezer. When they can’t locate what they’re seeking, they may blame others for stealing. Compare this behavior to misplacing something but being able to retrace your steps to find it.
Seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease may get confused or lost in familiar surroundings, or they may forget how to use a familiar object. This category also includes forgetting where they are or how they got there. In general, they may feel disoriented and unable to recollect recent events, which might lead to irritation or worry. Even if you try to describe what happened, your loved ones may have difficulty remembering or accepting the sequence of events. Although someone who is elderly may feel disoriented at times, they can still typically recall and retrace their steps.
Aside from impairments in problem-solving abilities, family members with Alzheimer’s may make bad decisions in general and lack judgment. For example, they may be more susceptible to falling for money scams or just spending a lot of money frivolously. They may also neglect their personal hygiene and grooming, or they may abandon a beloved pet.
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