The Alzheimer’s Association has more examples of ways to differentiate normal signs of aging, versus early signs of Alzheimer’s , which can be accessed by clicking here.
Another example is a person with Alzheimer’s disease may have difficulty with a sense of time and place, like forgetting how they got somewhere. A normal sign of aging is being confused about the day of the week, but figuring it out later.”We found, and many others have found, that the earlier you can diagnose someone and treat them, the better their overall outcome,” Small said.
Early diagnosis is key to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s so take the time to talk to someone if you are concerned they might be showing signs.
And, if you’re worried that your parent will be dismissive or angry when you bring up getting evaluated for Alzheimer’s, experts said one suggestion is to call their doctor and voice your concerns.
Even though the doctor can’t share their findings with you, they can still perform an assessment.