Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline.
The exact cause of the disease is unknown but there are numerous of factors which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Some of them are:
- head injuries
- increased age
- a family history of the condition
- -lifestyle factors and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease
- brain disorders
Here is a list of 6 early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease:
One of the main symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is a memory loss. In the beginning of the disease these people forget recently learned information, important dates or events, and they ask the same questions over and over. Later the patients start forgetting names, faces and important people in their lives.
2.Challenges in planning or solving problems
Some of the people experience changes in their ability to follow a plan or work. They have difficulty in concentrating and take much longer to do things that they did before.
3.Changes in vision
They start have vision problems. They can’t read clearly newspaper or judge distance and can’t tell colors apart.
4.Words and conversations are frustrating
Vocabulary becomes hard. People start calling things by wrong names.
5.Changes in mood and personality
People with Alzheimer’s become confused, suspicions, depressed, anxiety or fearful.
6.Misplacing Items Often
People begin putting items in unusual places and it is difficult to retrace the steps to find any lost items.
If you are feeling some of these symptoms you must consult your doctor immediately to find if you are one of the millions of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.