Memory Lost that Disrupts Daily Life

  • Most common signs of Alzheimer’s especially forgetting recently learned
  • Includes forgetting important dates and time
  • Increasingly needing to rely on memory aids or family


  • Forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later


Challenges in Planning or Solving Problems


Changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. Trouble following familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills.

Difficulty concentrating and takes much longer to do things.

  • Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook

Difficulty Completing Familiar Tasks at Home, at Work, or at Leisure



May have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work, or remembering the rule of a favorite game.

  • Occasionally needing help to use the settings on microwave or to record a TV show

Confusion with Time. or Place



  • Can lose track of dates, seasons, and passage of
  • May have trouble understanding something if ii is not happening
  • May forget where they are or how they got there.
  • Getting confused about the day of the week but figuring it out later.

Trouble Understanding Visual Images and Spatial Relationship

  • Having vision
  • Having difficulty reading, judging distance, and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with
  • Vision changes related to

New Problems with Words In Speaking or Writing


May have trouble following or joining a conversation.

May struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or calling things by the wrong name.

  • Sometimes having trouble finding the right words.

Misplacing Things and Losing the Ability to Retrace Steps

  • May put things in unusual places.
  • May lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again.
  • May accuse others of stealing.
  • Misplacing thing from time to time abc retracing steps to find them


Decreased or Poor Judgment


  • May use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amount to
  • May pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves
  • Making a bad decision once in a while.

Withdrawal from Work or Social Activities

  • May start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports
  • May also avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced.

Sometimes feeling weary of work.Family and social obligations

Changes in Mood and Personality


  • Can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or
  • May be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone

Developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when a routine in disrupted