6 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s DiseasePosted on December 11, 2014 by ElderCare Resources in Alzheimers Care, Blog, Dementia Care, Memory Loss
Seniors often think that a memory lapse or forgetting something may be a sign they are developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Occasional forgetting can be quite normal for seniors and even the elderly. According to the National Institute on Aging, the most common warning signs to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease are:
- Asking the same question or repeating the same story over and over again
- Forgetting how to do activities that were previously routine, such as cooking, making repairs, or playing cards
- Losing the ability to handle money or balance a checkbook
- Getting lost in familiar surroundings or misplacing household objects
- Neglecting to bathe or wearing the same clothes over and over again and often insisting that he or she has bathed or that his or her clothes are still clean
- Relying on someone else, such as a spouse, to make decisions or answer questions he or she previously would have handled themselves.