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Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: Part Two | New Horizons


Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease: Part Two

In our previous post, we discussed five of the ten warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. This week we will address the remaining five symptoms. Remember: if any of these symptoms are familiar to you or a loved one, please contact a doctor!

  1. Poor judgment: Many people with Alzheimer’s experience changes in their decision-making ability. They may make poor financial decisions, and their decreased ability to make good judgments may also bleed into their personal hygiene and grooming habits.
  2. Misplaced belongings: Alzheimer’s disease may cause a person to place items in unusual places. When these belongings become lost, it can be challenging for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s to retrace their steps and recover the object. As the disease progresses, they may begin to frequently accuse others of stealing.
  3. Difficulty performing daily tasks: For people with Alzheimer’s, daily tasks can become difficult to carry out. They may become lost driving to a familiar location or they may forget how to do something they’ve always known how to do, like playing their favorite board game.
  4. Pervasive memory loss: Perhaps the most telltale sign of all, pervasive memory loss is an overwhelming and apparent red flag of Alzheimer’s. Forgetting recently learned information or important dates are common signs of significant and disruptive memory loss.
  5. Trouble with processing spatial relationships and images: A common sign of Alzheimer’s disease, difficulty in judging distances, reading, and interpreting color and contrast can interfere with daily activities such as driving.

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your symptoms, in-home care may be the right treatment option for you. Contact us at 541-687-8851 for a free care assessment from one of our Nurse Case Managers at New Horizons!


Disclaimer About Medical Information:

The information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general information of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes and is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. If you have persistent health problems or if you have further questions, please consult your health care provider.


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