Alzheimer's - Early Signs and Symptoms

It’s not an easy subject, but learning the differences between normal “senior moments” and early signs of more meaningful changes in memory is very important. Early awareness can maximize one of your most valuable resources in maintaining brain health: time.

Couple discussing early signs of dementia.
Couple discussing early signs of dementia.
Couple discussing early signs of dementia.

Helping People Recognize Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is helping people gain the upper hand in fighting Alzheimer’s by showing them how to spot common early signs of cognitive decline, so they can take action.

What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a health problem that changes how the brain works. MCI makes it harder to think and remember things. There are a few different types of MCI, but it is most often thought to be the earliest clinical stage of Alzheimer’s. Checking out early signs and symptoms of MCI can help you find more choices for treatment and support.

Spotting Early Signs and Symptoms

People with memory problems may be first to notice that they are confused, have trouble with normal activities, or have other symptoms. Or, family and friends may be first to notice. Symptoms can go on for years. But they can also get worse quickly. It is very important to talk to a doctor as soon as you notice them. This can help you and your loved one find out what’s wrong and make a plan.

Talking to A Loved One About Memory Loss

If you’ve noticed a loved one beginning to show signs that could be symptoms of MCI or Alzheimer’s disease, you might be unsure of how to address it with them. But the time to have the conversation is now, and we have a few tips to make it easier.

What Is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a health problem that changes how the brain works. MCI makes it harder to think and remember things. There are a few different types of MCI, but it is most often thought to be the earliest clinical stage of Alzheimer’s. Checking out early signs and symptoms of MCI can help you find more choices for treatment and support.

Spotting Early Signs and Symptoms

People with memory problems may be first to notice that they are confused, have trouble with normal activities, or have other symptoms. Or, family and friends may be first to notice. Symptoms can go on for years. But they can also get worse quickly. It is very important to talk to a doctor as soon as you notice them. This can help you and your loved one find out what’s wrong and make a plan.

Talking to A Loved One About Memory Loss

If you’ve noticed a loved one beginning to show signs that could be symptoms of MCI or Alzheimer’s disease, you might be unsure of how to address it with them. But the time to have the conversation is now, and we have a few tips to make it easier.