Alzheimer’s Awareness Month aims to raise public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. The month is an opportunity to educate people about the signs and symptoms of the disease, the risk factors, and the importance of early detection and diagnosis.
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms.
- Memory loss that disrupts 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
- Decrease or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Change in mood and personality
If you notice any of them, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.