It can be scary to imagine that your loved one could be developing Alzheimer's, but it is very important to make sure that you are looking for the signs of this condition. That way, should they develop it, you will be able to get them the best Alzheimer's care, or memory care, that you can find for them. To help ensure that you will have an easier time spotting the signs, you will want to continue reading.
Routine Tasks Are Becoming More Difficult
If your loved one has done a certain task many times before, even daily, but yet has suddenly become troubled by it, they could be developing Alzheimer's. An example of this might be that they have driven themselves to and from a particular store several times a week for years. Now suddenly, they get lost along the way or have trouble remembering which turn to take.
They Can't Find The Right Word To Use
Have you noticed that during regular conversation your family member is suddenly at a loss for words? They might have trouble finding that one word that seems to be "on the tip of their tongue" and no matter how common of a word it is, they cannot for the life of them think of it. This is something that can occasionally happen to anyone, especially during times of stress or when there is a lack of proper sleep. However, if this is something that you are noticing more and more with your aging loved one, it could be a sign of Alzheimer's, and it is important to talk with a medical professional about it.
They Are Becoming More Withdrawn
If you have noticed that your loved one is becoming more withdrawn and may no longer want to be around friends and family as much, they could be experiencing a symptom of Alzheimer's. Since this symptom alone will not be alarming, it can be if it is coupled with other symptoms of this terrible condition. This is why you will want to schedule an appointment soon.
As you can see, the symptoms can be easy enough to spot as long as you know just what it is that you are looking for. Should you suspect that your aging family member is developing memory problems, you will want to consult with his or her doctor to see when it may be time to consider making use of an assisted care facility.Share
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