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Alzheimer's warning signs to watch for this holiday season

Posted at 9:39 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 17:51:36-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This holiday season, you will likely be around family members that you don't get to see on a daily basis. The Alzheimer's Association wants to make sure you're aware of the warning signs of Alzheimer's, in the event that your loved one is experiencing the early stages of the disease.

Memory loss is just one of the warning signs of Alzheimer's. If you notice any of the ten warning signs in yourself or a loved one, now is the time to talk to your doctor. Early detection matters. Learn why and how to talk to your doctor by calling the Alzheimer's Association at (661) 912-3053.

Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
1 Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2 Challenges in planning or solving problems
3 Difficulty completing familiar tasks
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 judgment
9 Withdrawal from work or social activities
10 Changes in mood and personality