Already, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, which is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the US.[i] This is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million within the next four decades.
Alzheimer’s is the most feared of all chronic diseases,[ii] as it leads to problems with memory and other intellectual abilities that interfere with your daily life. While at first the memory loss is mild, Alzheimer’s symptoms progress gradually until a person loses the ability to carry out a conversation, recognize loved ones or respond to their environment.
There is currently no known cure, although treatments are available to help slow the worsening of symptoms.
While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, most instances of isolated memory loss are nothing to worry about. Still, when you or a loved one seems to be experiencing more frequent ‘senior moments,’ many wonder if it’s something more serious.
11 Early Alzheimer’s Symptoms to Watch Out For
Early Alzheimer’s symptoms are sometimes confused with normal age-related cognitive decline. Here’s what to watch for in terms of the earliest Alzheimer’s symptoms;[iii] if you notice any of these in yourself or a loved one, see a doctor right away.
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life: It’s normal to forget a name or appointment occasionally (especially if you remember it later), but forgetting recently learned information (including important dates and events) frequently is not.
- Asking for the same information over and over: This is a sign of a loss in short-term memories, which is common with Alzheimer’s.
- Trouble working with numbers: An occasional error while balancing your checkbook is normal, but a sign of trouble is not being able to balance your checkbook at all or not being able to follow a recipe or keep track of bills like you used to.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks: If you suddenly find it challenging to drive a familiar route or remember how to play your favorite game of cards, this could be a warning sign, as could getting lost in familiar places.
- Losing track of places and time: Everyone forgets what day of the week it is on occasion, but a sign of something more serious is losing track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. For instance, someone with Alzheimer’s may have difficulty understanding events that are not happening immediately.
- Vision problems: Unusual changes in your vision, such as trouble reading, determining color or judging distance can be early Alzheimer’s symptoms.
- Trouble following a conversation: A person with Alzheimer’s may stop in the middle of a conversation, unable to figure out how to continue, or they may repeat themselves and struggle with finding the right word (or calling items by the wrong name).
- Misplacing items and being unable to retrace steps to find them: Misplacing an item and retracing your steps to find it is normal; with Alzheimer’s a person often loses their ability to retrace steps to find misplaced items, and may accuse others of stealing.
- Poor judgment or decision-making: People with Alzheimer’s may be at risk of falling victim to scams or may stop paying attention to personal hygiene.
- Withdrawal from social activities or work: If someone is no longer able to keep up with their favorite sports team or forgets how to complete their usual hobbies, it could be a sign of a problem.
- Personality changes: A person with Alzheimer’s may become confused, easily upset, anxious, suspicious, depressed or fearful.
Are You Starting to Lose Your Memory?
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Written By: Updated: July 26,2013