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Identifying the Early Signs/Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Senior care  |  October 28, 2021

The Importance of Early Detection

It should come as no wonder that the world of Alzheimer’s research and awareness is as big as it currently is. Millions across the globe have been affected by the disease in some form, whether in dealing with their diagnosis or that of a loved one. When it comes to Alzheimer’s awareness, the most vital component is education, not only on what Alzheimer’s is, but what research is being done to find a remedy. Early detection, one of the aspects of Alzheimer’s education that was once less popularized, is now receiving more attention. That’s because further research and testing is being conducted on how the brain begins to change years before severe symptoms occur in Alzheimer’s patients.

As a result of this analysis, organizations are focusing to expand the number of people who are aware of their diagnosis. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is an extraordinary challenge for everyone involved, but recognizing it sooner can often make a vital impact on quality of life. Early detection not only allows for the possibility of involving in clinical trials, but it also helps patients and families the chance to plan for what’s to come and to find the appropriate level of care.

Early Signs/Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Some of the common early symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s that senior clients and family caregivers can be on the lookout for are listed below. If clients or family caregivers notice any of these signs, they should quickly schedule a physician appointment.

  • Forgetting newly learned information, important events/dates, or repeatedly requesting the same information
  • Showing worry or concern about memory capacities
  • Struggle to manage finances or solving problems
  • Hesitation to plan for coming events, particularly for those who typically volunteer their time to plan
  • Becoming lost while driving, especially on everyday roads
  • Disengaging from work, personal pastimes/hobbies, or social events
  • Increased variation in mood and personality
  • Poor judgment or choice making
  • Trouble following or joining a discussion, struggling with vocabulary, and using the wrong words for daily things

Comfort Keepers® Can Help

At Comfort Keepers®, our trained caregivers can identify changes in client behavior and report them to the family. For those who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, our professional caregivers can help them be safe and comfortable at their homes while providing everything from laundry, housekeeping to meal preparation and transportation. Learn more about how Comfort Keepers Senior Care Cambridge helps seniors and other adult clients by contacting us today.

 

References:

Harvard Health Publishing – Harvard Medical School. “Looking for early signs of Alzheimer’s.” Web. 2017.

Alzheimer’s Association. “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s.” Web. 2018.

Reader’s Digest. “10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Every Adult Should Know” by Lauren Gelman. Web. 2018.

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