Be Aware of these Alzheimer’s Symptoms Before it gets too Late
We all know that Alzheimer’s is an ailment that is related to memory loss in senior citizens. While most of us know about this mental ailment, what many of us don’t know is that Alzheimer’s doesn’t affect a person overnight. The patient’s body starts sending out quite a few warning signals many months before the actual diagnosis. It is a real shame that we fail to notice this early.
If you have an elderly member in your family watch out for the following symptoms in his body, so that you can give him/her quick medical help:
Is your grandfather asking you for food just an hour after he had his breakfast? Is he reading the newspaper from the first page just after he had claimed that he completed reading it? Is he taking your pet dog for a walk ten minutes after coming back home from the same routine? If yes, don’t make the mistake of dismissing these symptoms as age-related memory loss issues. More often than not, it is this repetitive action syndrome that leads to serious ailments such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Forgetting the normal tasks
Has your grandmother forgotten how to cook a delicacy for which she was known for? Does your grandfather find it difficult to hold the pen and write down his usual jottings in his diary? Has he forgotten the switch to the lights and fans in your home? No, these are not the usual old-age related problems or nerve weakness ailment. When you notice a senior member in your family struggling to do even the most normal and routine task, you should take it a sign that he/she needs medical help right away.
Lack of personal hygiene and maintenance
When your grandfather steps out of home wearing nothing but boxers, it can be embarrassing for you. In such a situation, most of us rebuke our grandfathers and get back to doing our work as if nothing happened. This is where we are all making a blunder! What made my granddad step out of his home in only his boxers? Why didn’t it affect him? Why doesn’t he take a bath daily or cut his nails regularly? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves when we see our grandparents or senior members behaving weirdly. They could have Alzheimer’s, in all probability!