Alzheimer’s – The Most Feared Disease

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The fear of acquiring the disease is of major concern to most aging adults and differentiating normal age loss from a neurocognitive disorder is of utmost concern.

I have listed below the ten early signs to look in a neurocognitive disorder like Alzheimer’s vs. typical age related loss.

Ten Early Signs of…

Alzheimer’s or neurocognitive disorders vs. typical age related loss:

  1. Memory Loss that may disrupt your life V.S. sometimes forgetting appointments and remembering later
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems V.S. making occasional errors balancing a check book
  3. Difficulty in completing a familiar task V.S. occasionally needing help to work the TV remote
  4. Confusion with time or place V.S. forgetting the day of the week/date but remembering later
  5. Trouble understanding visuals & special relationships V.S. vision changes related to medical condition
  6. New problems with speaking or writing words V.S. sometimes having trouble finding the right word
  7. Misplacing things & losing ability to retrace steps V.S. misplacing things sometimes then finding them
  8. Decreased or poor judgement V.S. making a bad decision once in awhile
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities V.S. feeling weary of family or social obligations
  10. Change in mood and personality V.S. being irritable when your routine is disrupted

Holistic Aging-Options For Elder Care has the expertise to offers solutions in identifying and management of all neurocognitive disorders. If you or a family member is suffering from Alzheimer’s or other neurocognitive disease, we urge you to contact us. We have the resources, expertise, & sincere drive to ease your mind & increase quality of life. 

Think you need help managing your or a family member’s life and medical care? Not sure what a Life Care Manager can do for you? Here is how we can help.