According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease currently affects approximately 5.3 million Americans, and this number is expected to triple by 2050.
Early Alzheimer’s detection helps ensure that those diagnosed are receiving proper care. The more data we gather concerning the possible causes of Alzheimer’s disease, the sooner researchers will find a cure. Below are 10 warning signs that may indicate Alzheimer’s:
• Memory loss
• Problems with language
• Misplacing things
• Poor or decreased judgment
• Difficulty performing familiar tasks
• Problems with abstract thinking
• Changes in mood or behavior
• Changes in personality
• Loss of initiative
If your loved one is exhibiting any of the signs above, it’s important to consult their doctor. Dealing with Alzheimer’s can be emotionally challenging, but the more familiar you are with the signs and symptoms of the disease the better you will be able to cope with the disease and relieve stress.
The next step might be searching for qualified caregivers with the necessary compassion and skills to care for your loved one. The right care can greatly improve their quality of life and help to make both of your lives easier.