The ten most common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

memory loss

Forgetting newly learned information is one of the most common initial symptoms of Altzheimer. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall information later.

What is normal  Forgetting names or appointments from time to time.

Difficulty performing familiar tasks

People with Altzheimer‘s often find it difficult to plan or complete daily tasks. People can lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal, making a phone call, or playing a game.

What is normal Sometimes you forget why you entered a room or what you were going to say.

Problems with language

People with Alzheimer‘s disease forget simple words or substitute inappropriate words, making their way of speaking or writing sometimes difficult to understand. They may be unable to find the toothbrush, for example, and instead of asking for the toothbrush they ask for “the thing for my mouth.”

What is normal  Forgetting names or appointments from time to time.

 Disorientation in time and place

People with Alzheimer‘s disease can get lost in their own neighborhood, forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get home.

What is normal  Forgetting the day of the week or where he was going occasionally.

Lack or decreased judgment

People with Alzheimer‘s may dress inappropriately, wearing several layers on a hot day or very little clothing in the cold. They may show little judgment, such as giving away large sums of money

What is normal  Make a questionable or debatable decision from time to time.

Problems with abstract thinking

Someone with Alzheimer‘s disease may have a difficult time performing complex mental tasks, such as forgetting what numbers are for and how they should be used.

What is normal  Having trouble balancing a checkbook.

Lose things

A person with Alzheimer‘s disease can put things in unusual places: a tape recorder in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.