Mar 1, 2015

What Were the Early Signs That Your Mother was Suffering from Alzheimer's?

The answer to this question - What Were the Early Signs That Your Mother was Suffering from Alzheimer's? -  almost always center around a behavior(s).

What Were the Early Signs That Your Mother was Suffering from Alzheimer's? | Alzheimer's Reading Room

This comes to no surprise to those of us that finally learn, usually the hard way, that someone we love is living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.

In this article - What Was the First Sign of Alzheimer's Disease in Your Case? - 367 readers answered that question. The article is worth reading and sharing.

How would you answer - what were the firsts signs of dementia in your case?

In this article - Dotty Wasn't Just Old, She Was Living with Dementia - I wrote about how doctors and my mother's friends just keep telling me "she was just getting old".

In the article, I talk about the subtle changes my mother was undergoing before and right after her diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's. Clearly, the subtle changes in behavior are wrapped up in the changes in memory.

Those changes affected her ability to communicate and cope; and, those changes were so subtle that no one noticed a problem. That included me.

In the article, I write about the things I learned, and continued to learn, near the beginning of my caregiver effort. The article is also worth reading and sharing.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

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Bob DeMarco  is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized expert, writer, speaker, and influencer in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide. The ARR Knowledge Base contains more than 4,900 articles and 368,000 links. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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