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Today we continue our Alzheimerâ€™s warning signs in New JerseyÂ – this helps family members and caregiversÂ understand ifÂ the memory loss of your aging senior is a serious health concern. If you notice any of these signs in yourself or someone you know, don’t ignore them. See your doctor for a check up.
5. PoorÂ Judgment.
Not normal -Â People with Alzheimerâ€™s may dress inappropriately, i.e.Â put on layers of clothingÂ on a warm day or very littleÂ in the cold.Â DemonstrateÂ poor judgment about money, like giving away large sums to telemarketers.
Normal -Â Suggest a questionable or debatable decision from time to time.
6. Abstract thinking problems.
Not normal -Â Unusual difficulty performing complex mental tasks, like forgetting what numbers are and how they should be used.
Normal -Â Challenged when balancing a checkbook.
7. Misplacing things.
Not normal -Â Put things in unusual places: an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.
Normal – Misplace keys or other important things temporarily.
8. Changes in behavior or mood.
Normal -Â Have rapid mood swings â€“ from calm to tears to anger â€“ and for noÂ obvious reason.
Normal – From time to time feeling sad or moody.
More on the Alzheimer’s warning signs – also visit Alz.org for more information.