Signs of Alzheimer’s

10 warning signs

Some warning signs to look for if you suspect someone has Alzheimer’s disease, from the Alzheimer Society of Canada:

1. Memory loss that affects day-to-day function

May forget things more often and not remember them later, especially things that have happened more recently.

2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks

May have trouble with tasks, such as preparing a meal, that have been familiar all of a person’s life.

3. Problems with language

May forget simple words or substitute words, making sentences difficult to understand.

4. Disorientation of time and place

May even become lost on his or her own street, not knowing how he or she got there or how to get home.

5. Poor or decreased judgment

For example, not recognizing a medical problem that needs attention or wearing heavy clothing on a hot day.

6. Problems with abstract thinking

May have significant difficulties with tasks that require abstract thinking, such as balancing a chequebook, for example, not recognizing what the numbers in the chequebook mean.

7. Misplacing things

May put things in inappropriate places: an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.

8. Extreme changes in mood and behaviour

Having varied mood swings – from calm, to tears, to anger – for no apparent reason.

9. Changes in personality

May become confused, suspicious or withdrawn. Changes may also include apathy, fearfulness or acting out of character.

10. Loss of initiative

May become very passive, and require cues and prompting to become involved.

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2 Comments »

  1. kenwahfu said

    Hi,
    Treatment(herbs)

    Ginkgo biloba when taken can be effective in delaying mental deterioration but cannot cure it.

    Others which help to delay the disease are food rich in Vitamin E, C, coenzyme Q10, B6 ,magnesiumand Zinc. Amino acids appears to slow down the mental deterioration of Alzheimer`s disease.

    Supplements For The Brain.

    Antioxidants(Vitamin C, E), L-carnitine, Magnesium,Zinc, Coenzyme Q10

    kenwahfu(health+harmony=prosperity)
    http://healthyrecipes2you.wordpress.com

  2. Jose said

    There have been recently advances in the researches carried out about this illness. There seems that scientists have found particularities in drugs used to fight other diseases which apparently are useful to delay, or in later dates even cure the illness.

    Let’s pray for it.

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