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Warning Signs #7 and #8
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Warning Sign #7:  Misplacing Things and Losing the Ability to Retrace Steps

A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing.  This may occur more frequently over time. 

What are typical age-related changes? Misplacing things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control.

Warning Sign #8:  Decreased or Poor Judgment

People with Alzheimer’s disease may experience changes in judgment or decision making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. 

What are typical age-related changes?  Making a bad decision once in a while.

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