Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Richmond Chapter

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Greater Richmond Chapter Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information.
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers.
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks.
  • Confusion with time or place: People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time.
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s.
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation.
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places.
  • Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making.
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities. A person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports.
  • Changes in mood and personality. The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change.

Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Richmond Chapter

(804) 967-2580 Website 4600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060