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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Identifying the Beginnings of Alzheimer’s Disease

Knowing the early warning signs of Alzheimer's can help you to properly care for your older loved ones. In light of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, here are the symptoms you should pay attention to.

Understanding Alzheimer’s

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe degenerative diseases that cause loss of memory, language, and other cognitive brain functions that negatively impact the ability to perform everyday tasks.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for about 60-80% of dementia cases. This degenerative brain condition begins with mild memory loss and gradually worsens one time. On average, those with Alzheimer’s live for about 4 to 8 years following their diagnosis.

Common Symptoms

Although there is no cure for this degenerative disease, symptoms can be managed with proper treatment—making it important to recognize the early signs and symptoms. Here’s what behavioral changes may suggest the presence of Alzheimer’s:

  • Forgetting recently learned information.
  • Forgetting significant dates or parts of their personal history.
  • Experiencing mood swings.
  • Becoming lost more often or wandering aimlessly.
  • Becoming dependent on memory aids like note-taking or voice recordings.
  • Taking longer to complete simple or familiar tasks.
  • Misplacing things or putting them in off places.
  • Repeating phrases or stopping mid-sentence.
  • Becoming increasingly paranoid and anxious.

If you suspect that you or a loved one may have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, know that you do not have to go through this alone. Reach out to your primary care team to determine what steps may be necessary.

Senior Health Services in Titusville

At Parrish Healthcare, we offer a variety of services, programs, and amenities specific to the needs of our elderly patients. When you choose our geriatric care team, you can be confident that you and your loved ones will receive the compassionate, high-quality care that you deserve.

Whether you’re in need of a regular check-up or you have a health concern, we’re here to help. Call 321-383-9393 today to learn more about our Geriatric Care services or schedule your next visit.