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Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

April 13, 2018 in: Top Signs of Alzheimer's Development,

Forgetting something is a normal part of aging. Not remembering someone’s name, but remembering it later on is not a serious forgetting issue. However, when memory begins to affect your life on a daily basis, it could mean that you are going through early signs of Alzheimer’s. There are many risk factors and symptoms of Alzheimer's, which is why it is important to be aware of them.

Risk Factors

  1. Age- The most common risk factor of Alzheimer’s is age. People that have this disease are mostly 65 or older; one in nine people of this age, and one-third of people that are 85 have Alzheimer’s.
  2. Family history- Another risk factor would be family history. People that have a sister, brother, or parents that is affected by Alzheimer’s are more prone to it. The risk becomes stronger when more than one person has it. When the disease runs in the family, genetics or environmental factors start to play a major role in making an individual prone to it.
  3. Heredity (Genetics) - Scientists believe that there are genes involved in causing Alzheimer’s. The two main genes would be the deterministic genes or risk genes.

Early Signs

Memory Loss

The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s would be memory loss. If you begin to easily forget information, lose track of events, important dates, and names, then it could mean Alzheimer’s affects you. Memory loss also leads to you forgetting big things and you asking the same information over and over.

Troubles in Planning and Problem Solving

Another early sign of Alzheimer’s would be troubles in making plans and problem solving. The most common signs would be not being able to follow a simple recipe or concentrating on detailed tasks. People tend to lose track of their bills and cannot balance their checkbooks when Alzheimer’s approaches.

Daily Tasks are Hard

Even the tasks that you have been doing on a daily basis begin to feel hard. With this early symptom, you will find it hard to go to places you have been going to every single day; you will forget the rules of your favorite games or be able to perform daily simple tasks.

Changes in Your Vision

Do you have issues with reading words off a page? If you are having trouble judging distance or if you have issues telling colors apart, then it means Alzheimer’s has affected you. Moreover, these symptoms begin to affect your driving as well.

Issues with Making Judgments

Having troubles in making decisions is another common early symptom of Alzheimer’s. Those that are affected begin to make poor decisions or mistakes with money. They also start to shower less; they take lesser care of themselves and forget how to dress according to weather.

Since Alzheimer’s is a common issue for aging people, it is important to get it checked out before the issue gets out of hand. Luckily, Palazzo is a memory care facility that helps people that have been affected by Alzheimer’s. They have dedicated staff members that are always willing to help people that are affected. Therefore, if you know someone who is affected by Alzheimer’s, make sure you take him or her to Palazzo.

Top Signs of Alzheimer’s Development

December 02, 2016 in: Top Signs of Alzheimer's Development,

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are different than the simple progression of some loss of memory most people experience as they grow older.

Alzheimer’s, either slowly or quickly, negatively affects a person’s communication, ability to make decisions, think through problems and to learn new basics tasks. This reduction in a person’s day to day living and functioning skills impacts their ability to work, social and to interact with their family.   

There is no fixed set of rules for normal memory loss due to aging and for memory loss due to Alzheimer’s. The best thing to do to make sure is to see the person’s doctor and complete and assessment of the person’s issues to see if it’s dementia or aging memory loss.  Listed here are the Alzheimer’s Association’s checklist of symptoms that are helpful and successful at helping people see their loved one’s regular ageing changes in memory and the more serious signals that a person may have Alzheimer’s.

  1. Pulling away from social events
  2. Struggles develop with seeing items and understanding space between them each
  3. Behavior and Moodiness become erratic
  4. Losing things and remember where one was becomes commonplace
  5. Struggles develop with thinking capabilities
  6. Lack of judgment becomes par for the course
  7. Struggles develop around place and time
  8. Development of speaking and writing capability issues
  9. Problems develop with doing basic day to day tasks
  10. Loss of Memory

Phoenix, AZ, assisted living facility The Palazzo understands how difficult it can be when a loved one begins to develop signs of Alzheimer's. When the time comes when a family member's Alzheimer's has progressed where it it has become to difficult to continue to provide care for we suggest that you consult with their doctor and then if it makes sense, come see us to discuss the possiblity about moving forward with moving your family member into our memory care facility. 

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