When we say Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, most of us think that it’s just plain forgetfulness. What we actually don’t know is the fact that whether you’re suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or any form of dementia, the effects are nonetheless very frustrating and devastating sometimes. It’s frustrating in a way that the person who suffers from it tends to react from every shortcoming that he or she commits, whatever that is.
Even though Alzheimer’s disease is usually experienced by people of old age, there are times that those who are in their late 30s are experiencing its early symptoms. Listed below are the warning signs or symptoms indicating that you’re suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia types.
- Changes in both short and long-term memories – It’s wrong to think that you have Alzheimer’s just because you’re always forgetting where your car keys are. When it comes to forgetfulness that is dementia-related, it is usually forgetfulness that actually interferes with our daily activities such as relying on notes in order to keep up with your schedule such as remembering your own name.
- Lack of interest in doing activities – If you lack interest in doing your usual activities that you tend to do for a long time such as socializing with your friends during weekends, chances are that you’re experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. This also includes not following your favorite artists or sports team anymore or even giving up on your knitting and woodworking activities.
- Being disoriented regarding time and place – If you suddenly woke up one morning and you just can’t remember how you did get there in the first place, chances are that you must be experiencing early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. This also includes believing that you’re younger due to forgetfulness of the past events in your life.
- Difficulties concerning visual-spatial recognition – Failure in identifying visual-spatial changes such as remembering where your home is, navigating the stairs or even reading a book could also indicate a more serious condition. However, this doesn’t include eye problems and diseases such as blurred vision or even cataract.
- Verbal and Communication Difficulties – if you tend to forget words that are actually common for you to use during the past aside from the failure to distinguish between letters, this could also indicate Alzheimer’s disease. If this is the case, you must consult your doctor immediately. However, this doesn’t include difficulty in remembering very long words that are seldom used.