Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder characterized by failure of mental function. At the initial stage of the disease, it is common dilemma are the specific changes due to Alzheimer’s disease or due to the normal aging process.
The following list of signs and symptoms will help you solve this dilemma and will tell you if you should seek professional medical help:
1. Memory loss
Due to stress, preoccupation or distraction, we all sometimes forget names or specific data and mostly it should not cause us concern. But, if the person often forgets information, forgets important events and dates and later in the day cannot remember, or repeatedly asking for the same information, it might be the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Problems in performing common activities
People with Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty performing everyday activities. In the advanced stage of the disease, the problems are more pronounced, and the person who is affected by Alzheimer’s does not know how to dress or hot to prepare his favorite meal.
3. Speaking and writing problems
People suffering from this disease may have trouble keeping track or running conversation. They often are not completing the started conversation, they are stopping and have no idea how to move on or repeat what they have already said. May occur problems with vocabulary like using the wrong words or inability to find appropriate word.
4. Problems with orientation in time and space
People suffering from Alzheimer’s often have problems with orientation in time and space, so they cannot determine the date or time of the year, and in some cases get lost because they forget where they are, how they came to that place and how to return home.
5. Withdrawal from social activities
As the disease progresses, people with Alzheimer give up their hobbies, social activities and work and avoid contact with others.
6. Changes in mood and behavior
During Alzheimer’s disease, a person may rapidly change the mood without reason, and can result in modification of the character. Often people are disturbed, paranoid, suspicious, confused, fearful, or easily disturbed in places where they were previously enjoyable.