Alzheimer's Warning Signs
September 21 is World’s Alzheimer’s Day and an important time to raise awareness for this condition affecting more than 5 million people in the US. It is worth noting that this disease has an early onset that helps physicians delay its spread or damaging effects.
It is essential to understand the first signs of this degenerative brain disease so that you can seek medical attention for your loved one’s health. Although it might be challenging to obtain an accurate diagnosis of the condition, terms such as stress as well as depression may increase the likelihood of developing this condition. Some of the early onset signs of Alzheimer’s disease include:
Loss of Memory and Vision
If your loved one is beginning to be more forgetful than in the past, then they might be in the early stages of developing this disease. For instance, forgetting important dates as well as events, you could be developing some form of dementia. Some people develop Alzheimer's by also losing their sense of sight. Of course, it is normal to experience memory and vision problems as you age but these signs may also be an indicator of the early stages of the disease. It is important to keep an eye on your loved ones to see if they are getting worse over time.
Difficult in Planning and Solving Problems
If your loved one begins to have issues planning and solving problems, dementia may be to blame. If they used to achieve specific issues with ease, and they have recently developed some sense of forgetfulness and are unable to complete the tasks, it might be true that you are acquiring the condition at a steady pace.
Other signs that indicate the incidence of this condition include difficulty in finding the right words, misplacing items often, difficulties in making the decision as well as withdrawing from any social events that one used to appreciate highly.
If this sounds like someone you love, it may be normal signs of aging but it might be something more. If you’re concerned, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a healthcare provider to get a professional opinion.