Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – a time for enhanced support and examination of one of today’s most mysterious cognitive diseases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million Americans live with the disease, and by 2050, this number could rise to as high as 16 million.
Alzheimer’s disease is America’s sixth leading cause of death and manifests itself within someone in the U.S. every 66 seconds. What’s more, Alzheimer’s takes more lives annually than Breast Cancer and Prostate cancer combined.
St. Louis’ Best Alzheimer’s Care
Parc Provence serves the St. Louis region and beyond as foremost specialists in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. We offer a wide range of assisted living services for individuals with varying degrees of cognitive impairments. Ensuring our residents’ comfort and safety is a cornerstone of our work.
But how can you know for sure whether you or a loved one is in need of Parc Provence’s services? How can you tell if someone is affected by Alzheimer’s Disease? There are many early signs and symptoms of the disease which you and your loved ones can look out for.
Are small instances of memory loss making life difficult? Do you or someone you know experience problems with making plans or solving problems that were once simple? These are just some of the many indicators of Alzheimer’s Disease, a disorder which is very much on the rise. And while there is much more known about the disease now than there was as recently as twenty years ago, there is still much to learn about the elusive cognitive disorder.
Here are ten potential signs of having Alzheimer’s disease:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgement
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms regularly, it could be worth your time to consult a physician or memory care specialist. Learn more about the aforementioned ten signs and explore a wealth of other Alzheimer’s-related resources here.
Parc Provence is proud to lead the way in memory care as the St. Louis region’s foremost specialists in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. To learn more about Parc Provence or to schedule a tour, contact us today at (314) 384-5233.