One of the hazards of learning about diseases and conditions is being concerned you may develop those symptoms.
It happens to professionals and family caregivers. One of the scariest things can be when having age related symptoms that may on the surface appear similar to Alzheimer’s symptoms. Wondering what that means?
Well, who hasn’t misplaced their car keys, and wondered even fleetingly if maybe it meant something else?
Wondering how to tell the difference?
You’re not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association has listed 10 signs, and explains the difference between them. Basically it’s a matter of degree. The Alzheimer’s symptoms are more severe, and indicate more than a single issue.
Going back to the lost car keys. If you are otherwise healthy, you should be able to go back over your steps and search for them. Even if you can’t find the keys immediately, that doesn’t mean it’s a more serious issue. People with Alzheimer’s are often unable to figure out where they misplaced them because they cannot successfully retrace their steps.
The full list is at 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s .
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Ina Gilmore, MD
Ambassador of Caregiving at HowToLiveOnPurpose.com
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