Alzheimer’s is one of the most devastating diseases, for both the patient and their family. However, if it is detected early on, the evolution of the diseases can be slowed down by getting help at the right time. Therefore, it is very important that we don’t ignore the warning signs.
“Although it is unfortunately incurable at the present time, there are strategies you can implement to help slow down the progression of the disease,” explains Dr. Gary Small, author of “2 Weeks to a Younger Brain”.
It is very important that you pay attention to the signals that your body sends you. For example, small memory problems can be one of the signs. The moment they affect your life or someone’s else life, there is a chance that it might be more serious than you believe. You might find yourself struggling to have regular conversations or you might forget important tasks and details.
Expressing thoughts also become very difficult for those who are developing Alzheimer’s. They are not able to find the right words to express themselves. There are even cases where the individual can’t use the proper name of an object, but instead he or she prefers to describe the object.
Routine daily tasks become more difficult as well. Even simple things such as operating the phone or using the microwave become very complex. As the symptoms develop the individual might even forget how to do basic things such as getting dressed.
There are mood changes as well. It has been observed that persons with Alzheimer’s tend to become withdrawn and they no longer enjoy the hobbies that they loved. Other changes, such as appetite loss, lack and energy and insomnia are also common.