10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Elder Rage is Jacqueline Marcell's tribute to her parents, and the struggles she and they went through before the couple was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She wrote the book to help guide others in a similar situation. Marcell also put together this list of 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s. She recommends that people caring for someone with warning signs use the above link to print out the list and keep it handy, and keep a notebook of things that seem "a bit off, a bit illogical or irrational.” If worries begin to build, she strongly recommends the person be tested by a dementia specialist (a neurologist with a specialty in dementia finally helped her parents), so that if Alzheimer’s is found, treatment can start at an earlier stage. More about Marcell’s book, and her and her parents’ story, is available at www.elderrage.com. Here are those 10 warning signs: Occasionally forgetting something is fine, but when a person begins to forget things regularly and is often confused about what they should be doing then this could be a signal that something is amiss. Watch "Think Like a Scientist" a video about Alzheimer's disease.  
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