Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Don’t Ignore the Signs

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that causes a decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Symptoms can progress slowly over the course of many years or they can progress rapidly over only a few years. Individuals may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor as soon as possible.

Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily activities, relying heavily on notes, and asking the same questions over and over;
  • Difficulty planning or problem solving/strategic thinking;
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks such as driving to a familiar location, remembering how to do a simple task, or managing time;
  • Time and place confusion;
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships;
  • Trouble following or joining a conversation, using the wrong words;
  • Misplacing things and losing ability to retrace steps;
  • Poor judgment;
  • Withdrawal from work/activities;
  • Changes in mood and personality.

The Importance of Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Get the Maximum Benefit From Treatments

You can access treatments earlier that may provide some relief of symptoms and help you maintain a higher level of independence for longer. You may also increase your chances of participating in clinical drug trials that help advance research.

More Time to Plan For the Future

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis allows you to take part in decisions about care, transportation, living options, financial, and legal matters. You can also participate in building the right care team and social support network.

Getting Help For You and Your Loved Ones

Care and support services are available to make it easier for you and your family to live the best life possible with Alzheimer’s.

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