Mental Health

Does Your Loved One Have Alzheimer's?

Early-Stage Symptoms

Early-Stage Symptoms

Typically, the early signs of Alzheimer's are difficult to detect, as the signs are similar to natural signs of aging. For example, mild memory loss and a lack of concentration is a commonality in people who are of old age. Therefore, it is difficult to depict whether these instances indicate Alzheimer's or effects of natural aging.

Prominent early stage symptoms include:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Inability to perform routine tasks, such as brushing one's teeth
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty managing personal activities, such as paying bills or making phone calls
  • Language difficulties, such as failing to recall words that are used daily
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of interest in activities that he or she once found enjoyable