Early Detection: 10 Signs

10 Signs & Symptoms

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

 Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
Challenges in planning or solving problems.
Difficulty completing familiar tasks.
Confusion with time or place.
Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
New problems with words in speaking or writing.
Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
Decreased or poor judgment.
Withdrawal from work or social activities.
Changes in mood or personality.


Read the full article to learn about the normal age-related changes and how they differ from Alzheimers or other types of dementia.
For more information on the 10 signs and symptoms of Alzheimers disease visit www.alz.org

If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of these 10 warning signs, please see a doctor to find the cause.
Early diagnosis gives you a chance to seek treatment and plan for your future.

Visit alz.org/10signs
Call 800.272.3900

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