It can be hard to know the difference between age-related change and Alzheimer’s disease. Your Brain Matters: Don’t ignore the warning signs! If you or someone you care for is experiencing any of these signs; contact the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 1-800-272-3900

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or at leisure.
  4. Confusion with time or place.
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spacial relationships.
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing.
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
  8. Decreased or poor judgment.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
  10. Changes in mood and personality.


by Nelda Redfield