Alzheimer’s symptoms

Alzheimer is a well known disease in the brain that creates a gradual deterioration of the brain cells that are responsible for memory, thinking and cognitive abilities. In this article we will explore some of the early signs and symptoms that might be a red flag and can indicate that you or your loved ones are suffering from Alzheimer, and might want to be checked by a professional.

Memory loss

The most common early sign of Alzheimer’s disease is short term memory loss. Someone who suffers from Alzheimer might forget important events that happened very recently, might forget what he had for breakfast the same day, or even where he is at the moment and what is the reason for him coming to the place he is it.

Another short term memory loss symptom is when someone asks the same question over and over again.

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Difficulties in concentrating and following up on tasks

People who have Alzheimer might start to have difficulties following up on simple, daily tasks that were not a problem at all before. Example for daily tasks which might suddenly become challenging are following up on a recipe for cooking a meal, or on instructions in regards to travelling.

Confusion regarding time & space

People who suffer from Alzheimer can suddenly lose track of dates, days and time in general. They might forget which day it is today, and be confused regarding events that happened earlier this day or the day before. They might also forget where they are or why did they get there in the first place.

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Difficulties with language

Another common symptom of Alzheimer is difficulties joining conversations and following up on the content of a conversation. Someone who suffers from Alzheimer might all of a sudden stop in the middle of the sentence, forgetting what he was about to say. He might also forget things that just been said a minute a go, or completely lose the context of a simple conversation.

Sudden changes in emotions and mood

Sudden changes in mood, behavior and emotions can also be caused by Alzheimer. Of course, emotional swings can also occur due to other reasons, but when they appear combined with some of the other symptoms, then it might be another sign of Alzheimer. People who suffer from Alzheimer may experience sudden, unexplained changes in mood such as being very irritated, upset, bursting out and being very anxious and restless.