It is normal to forget things from time to time. We have all forgotten where we have parked our car. However, forgetting how to use the telephone, or find your way home are probably signs of a more serious memory problem, such as mild cognitive impairment, dementia or the early stages of Alzheimer’s.
Serious memory problems such as dementia affect your elderly parent’s ability to carry out everyday life activities such as driving a car shopping or handling money. Signs of dementia or other serious memory problems may include:
- Forgetfulness and Short-Term Memory Loss
- Lack of Concentration and Increased Confusion
- Losing Things
- Difficulty Doing Familiar Tasks
- Language and Speaking Problems
- Problems with Simple Math
- Poor Judgment
- Personality Changes and Mood Swings
- Changes in Grooming and Personal Hygiene
- Withdrawing from Friends and Family
If you notice any of these signs and think someone you love may have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, we can assist. Early diagnosis is crucial for ruling out curable conditions that can mimic dementia, devising care and treatment strategies, and planning for the future.