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How can a person detect if a family member is really showing early symptoms of Alzheimer's? Ps: it runs in the family
May 9, 2013

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
there are warning signs for the early detection of Alzheimer disease especially if it runs in the family some signs are:
-memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own.
- changes in the ability to develop and follow a plan or work with may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills you may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than you did before.
- finding it hard to complete daily tasks.having trouble driving to a familiar location,managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game.
- losing track of dates,seasons and the passage of time.having trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately.forgeting where you are or how you got there.
-sometimes having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer' may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.
- having trouble following or joining a may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or repeating oneself.having problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name
-misplacing things and being unable to go back over to find them again.This may occur more frequently over time
-experiencing changes in judgment or decision-making.for example,in dealing with money,you may give large amounts to supermarket.less attention in keeping oneself clean.
-withdrawal from work or social activities
-changes in mood and personality,you can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places out of you comfort zone ....
Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia; it's a progressive brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills secondary to brain cell (neuron) degeneration.
Typical warning signs include:
1- Memory loss, especially of recent events, names, placement of objects, and other new information
2- Confusion about time and place (can't tell what day of the week it is, what season we're in...)
3- Struggling to complete familiar actions, such as brushing teeth, getting dressed,driving to a familiar location
4- Trouble finding the appropriate words, completing sentences, and following directions and conversations
5- Poor judgment when making decisions
6- Changes in mood and personality, such as increased suspicion, rapid and persistent mood swings, withdrawal, and disinterest in usual activities
7- Difficulty with complex mental assignments, such as balancing a checkbook or other tasks involving numbers