Friday, April 4, 2014

CNN: “The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's“

One of my many worries is that my brain tumor related damage will lead to early onset of Alzheimer’s. So I appreciated this year-old article written by Ben Tinker and posted on CNN Health last July: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/18/health/alzheimers-warning-signs/index.html 

Here’s the crux of the article:
“If you suspect a family member or friend is developing Alzheimer's, take a look at these 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease, put together by the Alzheimer's Association:
  1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality
Rather than diagnose Alzheimer's disease at home, head to your doctor's office. You can also find more information at www.alz.org, or by calling the Alzheimer's Association's 24-hour hotline at (800) 272-3900.”

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