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Know the 10 signs

Know the 10 signs!!

Early detection for Alzheimer’s and other dementias is critical and should be done at least once a year for people older than 65 or younger if there is a family history of dementia. It is critical that families are aware of the signs for early diagnosis. So, here are the 10 signs for early detection:

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or leisure.
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships.
  6. New problem with words in speaking or writing.
  7. Misplacing things or losing the ability to retrace steps.
  8. Decrease or poor judgment.
  9. Withdraw from work or social activities.
  10. Change in mood or personality.

If you or one of your love ones have two or more of these symptoms go to your PCP and ask for a cognitive evaluation. At Southwest Center on Aging we specialize in memory loss disorders and we have team and protocol for early diagnosis and treatment. Hope it helps. Let’s celebrate aging!!