NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Alzheimer's warning signs

By: Kym Grinnage email

Did you just return from a holiday visit with your parents, grandparents, or other family members?  Did you notice any changes in their behavior?  Could they remember important dates and events?  Had their mood changed in any way?  Are they keeping track of monthly bills and other financial matters?  You may have witnessed one or more of the 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

I remember when I was a young man, my grandmother began to lose her memory, misplace things and would leave the house and become disoriented. This was a difficult time for my family and what we didn't know then is that my grandmother was probably suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Find out the 10 warning signs for Alzheimer's disease.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing any of the 10 warning signs, see a doctor to find the cause.  Early diagnosis gives you a chance to seek treatment and plan for the future.  The Alzheimer's Association can help with more information on the warning signs and getting a diagnosis, including a list of physicians.

To learn more about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease call 800-272-3900 or go to www.alz.org/grva.

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