A common misconception that a lot of people have about Alzheimer’s is that it is solely an “old people’s disease.” But this fact can’t be more farther than the truth. While advanced age is definitely a risk factor for this disease, it can also strike people in their forties- especially if they have immediate family members who were known to have early-onset dementia.
The bad news: there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The good news: if the disease is detected early enough, the symptoms can be alleviated and controlled through medicinal and non-medicinal means. Here are ten symptoms to watch out for.
1. Forgetting the function of common objects
Forgetting where you left your keys is normal. Forgetting what keys ARE is not. Having trouble remembering the function of objects or even using them with great difficulty (e.g. losing the ability to handle a pen or pencil properly) are among the first warning signs for Alzheimer’s.)