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Recognize the 10 early signs of Alzheimer's disease

Did you know that Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 that can't be prevented or cured? With early detection, people can get the maximum benefit from available treatments, have more time to plan for the future and find the care and support services that can help.

Below are the top 10 early warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease according to the Alzheimer's Assocation. We encourage you to see your doctor if you or a loved one is experiencing any of them.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

Read the complete article, 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's, here. To learn how you can uncover some more truth's about Alzheimer's disease, please visit the Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month page on ALZ.org.

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