Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life, forgetting recently learned information, forgetting important dates and asking the same question repetitively.

  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Tasks such as following a recipe or balancing a checkbook may become difficult.

  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks. Tasks such as using the telephone, T.V, or microwave may become difficult.

  4. Confusion with time or place.

  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. This may affect the persons balance, reading or the ability to drive.

  6. New problems with words with speaking or writing.

  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.

  8. Decreased or poor judgement.

  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. A person may have difficulty following or holding a conversation, which may cause them to withdraw from activities.

  10. Changes in mood and personality. A person may become confused, easily agitated, depressed or anxious when out of their comfort zone.