Sep 23 2017

Aging & Alzheimer’s awareness – Week 2 of 4

Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures – source

To donate and/or join our team for the Winston-Salem ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ on Saturday October 14th, 2017, click WSWGAA – WalkToEndAlz Thank You!

 

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

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

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical age-related changes?

Signs of Alzheimer’s/dementia Typical age-related changes
Poor judgment and decision-making Making a bad decision once in a while
Inability to manage a budget Missing a monthly payment
Losing track of the date or the season Forgetting which day it is and remembering it later
Difficulty having a conversation Sometimes forgetting which word to use
Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them Losing things from time to time

 

What to do if you notice these signs?

If you notice any of the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s in yourself or someone you know, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

 

You are not alone – Help and support is available 

Care and support services are available, making it easier for you and your family to live the best life possible with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

 

 

~Winston-Salem Wolfhounds GAA Health Information (#WSWGAAHEALTHINFO)

http://www.alz.org/

 

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