Stuck on Memory Lane?
Everyone forgets where they parked the car now and then. But if you find those incidents are happening often, it could be signaling something more serious — like Alzheimer’s. Learn the 10 indicators of this progressive disorder:
Memory problems like forgetting important dates and repeatedly asking for the same information
Challenges with basic procedures such as following a recipe or balancing the checkbook
Difficulty completing familiar tasks like driving an often used route or recalling the rules of a favorite game
Confusion about time and/or place
Trouble understanding visual or spatial information
New problems with words when speaking or writing
Misplacing things, then being unable to retrace steps
Decreased judgment when interacting with others or managing basic hygiene
Withdrawal from activities or hobbies due to embarrassment
Mood or personality changes.
If any of these signs persists or worsens, seek a doctor’s advice right away. While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, early detection can mean valuable support and beneficial treatments.