Senior Health

Does a Link Exist Between Concussions and Alzheimer’s?

To assess their risk with doctors, patients should also keep these Alzheimer's symptoms in mind

In addition to this risk assessment, patients should also relate the following symptoms to their practitioner:

  • Memory loss that gets in the way of their daily routine.
  • Extra challenges to problem solving, planning, or completing familiar tasks.
  • Difficulty with discerning visual images.
  • Difficulty with communicating.
  • Lapse in judgment that worsens over time.
  • “Losing” possessions and not being able to retrace steps.
  • Changes in personality, increased “moodiness”.
  • Lack of desire to work or socialize.