Some forgetfulness is normal as we age, but too much is not.
An estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s something no one wishes to face, as a neurological illness without any cure.
As we age, (and sometimes even when we’re young), it’s easy to forget where you put your purse or keys, or maybe find it hard to remember the name of someone you just met at a cocktail party. None of these mental lapses is cause for alarm.
But some upsets when it comes to your mind and memory could be more serious. Here are 3 early signs of Alzheimer’s as outlined by Alzheimer’s.org.
1) You Forget the Rules to Your Favorite Game
Perhaps you’re a card player, and you play often. If you find it’s hard to remember how to play the game you’ve excelled at for years, you may wish to check in with your doctor.
2) Feeling Confused in Conversations
When you suffer from Alzheimer’s, it can become increasingly difficult to follow and participate in a conversation. Often times, finding the right words to express yourself can be a challenge, and you may stumble on everyday words and repeat yourself. Forgetting a word now and then is normal, but in excess it’s not.
3) Leaving Personal Items in Odd Places
As noted at the beginning of this article, we all lose things from time to time. Usually though, we can think back to where we might have left it last, and retrace our steps to find it. People suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s find this difficult to do, and misplace belongings often.