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Alzheimer’s Association tells us that memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of aging.
Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal brain disease that gets worse over time and causes changes in thinking, reasoning and behavior. Although the disease is more common in people 65 and older, it can also strike those in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Here is a listÂ of Alzheimer’s warning signs to help you understand if it’sÂ serious health concern. If you notice any of these signsÂ don’t ignore them,Â Â see your doctor for a check up. There are other conditions, some that are treatable, that could be causing the signs.
1. Memory Loss
Not normal: Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia.
Normal – Forgetting names or appointments occasionally.
2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
Not normal: People livingÂ with memory loss or dementiaÂ find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks.Â
Normal – Occasionally forgetting why you came into a room or what you planned to say.
3. Problems with language
Not normal:Â They often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand.
Normal -Â Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.
4. Disorientation to time and place.
Not normal:Â Become lost – forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get back home.
Normal -Â Forgetting the day of the week or where you were going.