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Do You Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?
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The Alzheimer's Association has worked with a wide range of experts to update its 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's to help people distinguish normal signs of aging vs signs of dementia.

The 10 Signs help promote early detection, diagnosis and intervention of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future.

The revised list describes the following signs:

  1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

Now that you know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease, help us promote early detection and diagnosis by sharing them with a friend! Educational materials are available at your local office.

For more information about the updated 10 warning signs and early detection and diagnosis or to attend a Know the 10 Signs education presentation contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.