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Warning Signs #9 and #10
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Warning Sign #9:  Withdrawal From Work or Social Activities

A person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports.  They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They may also avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced. 

What are typical age-related changes?  Sometimes feeling weary of work, family and social obligations.

Warning Sign #10:  Changes in Mood and Personality

The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone. 

What are typical age-related changes? Developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when a routine is disrupted. 

(Note: Mood changes with age may also be a sign of some other condition. Consult a doctor if you observe any changes.)

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