Learn The Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for as high as 80% of all dementia cases. Over 5 million people in America are currently suffering from the disease right now and that number is climbing. The disease worsens over time and can affect adults as early as their 40s. Catching the disease early is one of the most important things in helping both the patient and their family adjust to life with the disease.  Check out these early warning signs from the Alzheimer’s Association to help spot Alzheimer’s disease early:

  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 judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

Here at The Meadows we have a licensed Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit that provides specialized care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

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