Alzheimer's is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia. More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with this disease.
We want you to take the time to educate yourself, other family members, and friends of this growing disease by knowing the symptoms:
MEMORY LOSS- Forgetting recently learned information is the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later.
DIFFICULTY PERFORMING FAMILIAR TASKS- People with dementia often find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks. Individuals may lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal, placing a telephone call or playing a game.
PROBLEMS WITH LANGUAGE- People with Alzheimer's disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand.
DISORIENTATION TO TIME AND PLACE- People with Alzheimer's disease can become lost in their own neighborhood, forget where they are and how they got there and/or get home.