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10 warning signs

10 warning signs

  • A memory problem NOT caused by alcohol abuse or head injury, and that worsens over time.
  • Language Problems. Difficulty naming objects, finding the right word to use in a sentence.
  • Zips and Buttons are difficult to fasten. People with Alzheimer's find it hard to dress themselves.
  • Hygiene. Those with Alzheimer's may not care about how they look and may not want to bath.
  • Extreme mood swings. A change in mood for no reason – like being calm then suddenly scared or angry and aggressive, within minutes.
  • Impaired judgement. Strange behaviour – like wearing underclothes over top clothes or taking clothes off in public.
  • Many people with Alzheimer's get lost in familiar places such as their own neighbourhood.
  • Even recognition of their own family and friends becomes difficult.
  • Recalls memories of childhood at times, but cannot remember anything that happened the same day.
  • Suspicious of other people and may accuse them of stealing or hiding things.