Memory loss is one of the most noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. However, there are many more symptoms that indicate that a person is suffering from this autoimmune disease.
On World Alzheimer’s Day, know more about such symptoms that will help you identify the disease early in life and take proper action.
Forgetting recent things
One of the early signs of Alzheimer’s is forgetting things that you did or learned recently. It can be anything from forgetting important events or dates to enquiring about the same questions again and again or the need to rely on memory aids like electronic devices or reminder notes for recalling recently learned things.
Unable to plan things
Another early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is the inability to plan or develop a plan for work or for continuing with day-to-day activities. For example, you may not be able to remember a particular recipe that you have been doing in your kitchen for years together. Lack of concentration or focus on a particular thing is also one of the early signs of this disease.
Unable to complete even daily chores
From brushing teeth in the morning to sleeping in bed, everyone follows a particular routine. But as Alzheimer’s progresses, the patient cannot even remember to do such daily things and are at a loss to complete their daily chores.
Confusion with place or time
They are highly confused with time or place and often do not reach a place on time. Either they arrive late or early or on the wrong date thus making a mess of their timetable.
Find it troublesome to join a conversation
People with Alzheimer’s disease find it difficult to join a conversation or give their opinion during an interaction. They cannot think clearly or talk in context with the ongoing discussion.