With each and every day that goes by, researchers are proving more and more about Alzheimer’s disease. To date there are 10 early warning signs and symptoms for caregivers and loved ones to be aware of that relate to Alzheimer’s. These include:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
- Challenge in planning or with solving problems.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.
- Confusion with time or place.
- Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships.
- New problems with words in speaking or writing.
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
- Decreased or poor judgement.
- Withdrawal from work or social activities.
- Changes in mood or personality.
As we all know, Alzheimer’s disease and various Dementia’s are brain diseases that are difficult to deal with indeed. Family members and other loved ones get tested sometimes beyond their wills. Sometimes it is easier for an outside party, like an elderly caregiver to deal with the issues that accompany these incredibly debilitating mental defaults. It certainly requires one to show their clients that With Age Comes Respect.
Although the families and other loved ones may see the warning signs and symptoms, many times it will be up to the caregiver to take their client to see their physician. There will be much more to come on this issue.