Disease symptoms aren't part of normal aging
(HealthDay News) -- As you age, you may get more forgetful, but Alzheimer's disease is much more than that.
The Alzheimer's Association explains these warning signs:
- Forgetting information of life-changing importance. This may include new information that you've just learned, important information or asking for the same information repeatedly.
- Having difficulty with planning and problem-solving, or difficulty with everyday tasks and chores.
- Getting confused about where you are, the date, or how you got somewhere. You may also have trouble with spatial issues, such as judging distances or reading.
- Having trouble reading and writing, and remembering words.
- Losing things frequently, and being unable to remember where you recently were. You may also make poor decisions and practice poor hygiene.
- Withdrawing socially, or having changes in your personality or mood.
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