As a person who has experienced Alzheimer’s firsthand, (my grandmother had it) and knowing that it could possibly be hereditary, I am constantly on the lookout for any signs of it in my family.
The problem is, I never know what is a normal sign of aging (don’t we all forget words sometimes?) and what should be a cause for concern.
In order to distinguish the difference between ordinary aging and signs of early Alzheimer’s, I consulted a few resources and then put together this list:
If you see any of these signs- you probably should consult a doctor.
Major personality change
Trouble completing familiar tasks
Forgetting words- or calling items by the wrong name
Social withdrawal- not participating in normal activities
To find out more- please click on the links below. They have more detailed information.