10 Signs of Alzheimer's

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

The National Alzheimer's Association has revised and re-issued their ten signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Knowing these signs is important because the best treatment results and the best opportunity to plan for the challenges of a dementing disorder both come after an early diagnosis. Recognizing a warning sign and seeking timely medical intervention can have a tremendous impact on quality of life for the patient and for the patient's caregivers.

One point of clarification. Each of the ten warning signs concludes with a short note about "What's typical". These comments describe behavior that is typical among healthy individuals, not among individuals with an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. I found that potentially confusing and wanted to clarify it.

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