Were you ever in a situation where you were doing something, but then stopped because you didn’t know what you were going to do next? Many people will tell you that you were just too concentrated on what you were doing that you forgot the next thing that was in your mind, but in reality there might be signs of Alzheimer. Do not stress out, I might be wrong. There are ten signs of Alzheimer.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts your daily life- One of the most common  signs of Alzheimer’s disease is forgetting recent information in a short amount of time. Others are forgetting certain dates or events or maybe having to remind them something every five seconds.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems- Some people may experience difficulty in concentrating or take more time to do things. They might experience a change in their ability to develop or follow their work or plan with numbers.
  3. Difficulty completing tasks at home or at work- People with Alzheimer’s have trouble at keeping up their on daily tasks. They forget certain rules, familiar locations, or even their favorite game.
  4. Confusion with time or place- It is difficult for people who have Alzheimer’s to keep track of dates, season, or even the passage of time. Sometimes they even forget where they are or how they got there.
  5. Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships- People who have Alzheimer’s are not capable enough to read or even judge the distance of things or determine the color or contrast of things.
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing- They may have trouble following or joining conversations. They might stop in the middle of a conversation and not know what they were talking about.
  7. Misplacing things or losing the ability to retrace steps- It is well known that people with Alzheimer’s are not capable to find things they’ve lost. Sometimes they accuse people of stealing things they can’t remember misplacing.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment- Poor judgment mainly comes when money is involved. People might give a lot of money to the telemarketers due to memory loss.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities- People with Alzheimer’s are removed from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. It is difficult for them to keep up with their favorite sport or even to be around people without thinking they are being assaulted or kidnapped.
  10. Changes in mood or personality- Changes in mood is common. They feel confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious.   

By Camila Labrosse