Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of these signs, see your doctor.

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 judgement
9)  Withdrawal from work or social activities
10) Changes in mood and personality

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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