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Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Recognizing Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

As the number of people age 62 and up increases over the next several years, the amount of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is also expected to increase. According to the Alzheimer’s Association,1 in 3 seniors dies each year from Alzheimer’s or other dementia, making it the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, treatments are available that can slow some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and help improve your loved one’s overall quality of life. This is why it’s so important to recognize some of the early signs of Alzheimer’s so treatment can begin as soon as possible.

Common Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Many older people experience what are called “senior moments”; becoming forgetful about things like the password for their email account, leaving behind a shopping list, or losing their car keys for a brief time. These are momentary lapses in memory, or “mental glitches” that commonly come with aging. However, when memory loss worsens and starts to disrupt everyday life, interfering with one’s ability to function at home or work, it is time to seek professional help.

Risk factors like age, genetics and family history as well as issues like high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, and stroke can all increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s. Here are just a few of the early signs of Alzheimer’s

Don’t ignore these Alzheimer’s warning signs; the sooner you seek medical attention, the better quality of life your loved one will enjoy.

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