Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Some of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer include:
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Memory loss that causes a problem with normal daily activities: One of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer is a loss of memory. The patient starts to forget information, which they normally remember to carry out their regular daily activities. They start relying on notes, electronic devices, and family members.
Loss of planning and problem-solving ability: Another symptom can be the loss of ability to make a plan and then having trouble following them. Problems with numbers are very common. They might forget paying monthly bills or trouble following necessary steps in their work. A patient might also suffer concentrating on their work and take more time than before.
Having a hard time completing familiar tasks: Symptoms might also appear as they start forgetting familiar daily activities. The patient may start forgetting location when they are on their way, might forget steps in routine activities and sometimes experience a hard time managing a predetermined budget.
Confusion with time, dates and locations: Sometimes people with Alzheimer’s experience with understanding times, date and location-related information. They might fail to understand how an immediate thing is going to happen. It might also occur to them where they are and how they reached there.
Problems with visual images and spatial relationships: In some cases, vision problems might also be a symptom of Alzheimer. They may have problems with understanding colors, judging distance, and reading signs.
Problems with conversation and writing: Patient may find it difficult to carry out a conversation or writing. While in the middle of a conversation, they might not be able to follow them and find it difficult to remember the appropriate vocabulary.
Trouble finding things after placing them somewhere: Patients often find it difficult to remember where they have put their stuff and cannot go back over their steps to remember where they have placed them.
Reduction of judgmental ability: a patient with Alzheimer shows the poor skill of judgment. They might end up making poor investment choices, Forget to clean themselves and unable to dress with appropriately.
Withdrawal from work or social activities: Alzheimer patient might start experiencing trouble keeping up with daily news and activities. They might find it hard to remember steps in their work, hobbies, favorite teams update etc. Because of the change in their experience, they might also start withdrawing themselves from social gathering as well.
Change of mood and personalities: The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change from time to time. They might start acting confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious.