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It’s one thing for an elderly relative, friend or loved one to be forgetful from time to time, but if you begin to notice changes in memory, thinking and problem solving you may want to consider getting him or her screened for Alzheimer’s disease. While the progression of this condition may vary from person to person, there are tell-tale signs to help determine diagnosis.
Chad Yucus, MD, Neurologist at NorthShore, recommends looking for the following warning signs for those who may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease (AD):
While it can be normal to have any of these problems occur once in a while, they become concerning if they begin to affect the person’s daily life.
Along with warning signs, Dr. Yucus also outlines some of the most common risk factors for developing this condition, including:
Do you know someone with Alzheimer’s disease? What recommendations would you have to others who are just finding out someone they know has this disease?