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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia: By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com editor How do you know if your pa...

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia: By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com editor How do you know if your pa...

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com editor How do you know if your parent has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? If dad continually forgets where he puts his keys, or mom seems to get easily confused these days, does it mean they have Alzheimer’s? Not necessarily. Only a doctor can diagnose the condition. Every person experiences different symptoms, to different degrees. But here are some Alzheimer’s warning signs to look for. 1. Forgetfulness and memory loss The most common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. However, just because dad can’t remember where he put his shoes or calls the grandkids by the wrong name doesn’t mean he has Alzheimer’s. Anyone can sometimes forget the details of a conversation, but early onset Alzheimer’s causes a person to forget entire conversations that took place only moments ago. Alzheimer’s usually affects short-term memory first, mean...

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