When we are caring for a loved one sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference between memory loss, age-related changes or more serious signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association has created a short list of early signs to look for with your loved ones:
- Memory Changes
- Challenges in solving problems or planning
- Losing or misplacing things
- Unpredictable moods
- Shortened attention span
- Forgetfulness and confusion
- Losing the desire to try new things or meet new people
It can be a very challenging time when you are dealing with the emotional and/or physical health issues of a loved one you are caring for.