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12 warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

n Thailand, National Day of Older Persons is observed on 13 April of each year. In the elderly, degenerative conditions develop as age increases. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly must be aware. If any sign is indicated, medical assistance must be sought in order to receive diagnosis and treatment in time.

12 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease:

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. Confusion with familiar places
  5. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  6. Poor ability to recognize names of acquaintances
  7. Disorientation
  8. Forgetting dates
  9. Changes in mood and personality
  10. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  11. Sleep disturbance
  12. Having family member (s) diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when aged younger than 6