An estimated 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is only expected to rise as the baby boomer generation reaches their senior years. As the disease reaches epidemic proportions, early detection and diagnosis become increasingly crucial for research, mitigating symptoms of the disease, and planning for a future with dementia.
While forgetfulness is a symptom of the disease, there are other warning signs and symptoms that may indicate the early stages of the disease. They are:
- Memory loss that disrupts life
- Challenges in problem-solving or making plans.
- Difficulty completing daily and familiar tasks.
- Becoming confused about dates, seasons, and passage of time.
- Trouble understanding spatial relationships and visual images
- New communication issues
- Losing the ability to retrace steps to find a missing item
- Poor judgment
- Withdrawing from social activities or work
- Sudden changes in mood or personality
The Landing of Southampton, Bucks County’s newest senior personal care and memory care community, is proud to be teaming up with The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter to present more information on the top ten early signs and symptoms of the disease and the importance of early detection.
Join us on October 16, 2019, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at 729 Grove Avenue, Suite #8 in Southampton, PA to learn more. Space is limited so RSVP today to Judy at [email protected] or call 215-791-6666.
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