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Warning Signs #3 and #4
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Warning Sign #3:  Difficulty Completing Familiar Tasks at Home, at Work or at Leisure

People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. 

What are typical age-related changes? Occasionally needing help to use the setting on a microwave or record a television show.

Warning Sign #4:  Confusion with Time or Place

People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately.  Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. 

What are typical age-related changes?  Getting confused about the day of the week but figuring it out later.

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