The Home Instead Senior Care®network has joined the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) in a nationwide effort to educate people about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of early detection. The AEDA is a group of corporations, nonprofits and government entities under the leadership of the Alzheimer’s Association dedicated to making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and no way to prevent it. Early detection allows those living with the disease – and their families – time to plan for the future. The Alzheimer’s Association created the following list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Every individual may experience one or more of these symptoms in varying degrees:
- Memory changes that disrupt daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- 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 judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
To learn more about the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/10signs or 877-IS IT ALZ (877.474.8259).