Do You or a Loved One Have Alzheimer’s? (Part 2)
Signs You or Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s
A tell tale sign that a person may be suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, is a compromise in judgement in regards to every day life choices and behavior. This could be something as simple as not being able to dress oneself properly, as far as how to put on a shirt or pants, or in regards to weather appropriate dressing. In most cases, seniors suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s will start having trouble with money, and not making wise financial decisions, but will instead make erratic and impulsive spending patterns. Simple tasks that you or your loved ones could accomplish without a second thought, now become more difficult. Planning a daily routine, making decisions, or even the simple task of deciding dinner, now will become a taxing chore that will take up energy and mind power that never happened before. Repeating words, concepts, and stories repeatedly is also common among Alzheimer’s patients. If a person is in a stressful situation, this could be the reaction they have to self sooth, or this could also be the reaction in a situation where they feel fearful or even bored.
A person with Alzheimer’s begins to struggle with their communication. As the disease worsens, so does the talking. A sentence may not get finished, a word or thought may not be able to be communicated, and the person may have to use hand gestures to communicate. Comprehension of time and place is another tell tale sign of Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Doctors will even comment that not having any concept of time, and being completely disoriented all of the time in that regard is a sure sign and problem with Alzheimer’s.