Evaluations and Interventions of Thinking Problems for Children, Adults, & Seniors
Evaluations and Interventions of Thinking Problems for Children, Adults, & Seniors

Alzheimer's Disease Symptom Checklist

These are the most common changes seen in people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may:


  • Be more easily distracted than usual.
  • Find it difficult to “stay on task”.
  • Ask the same questions over and over.
  • Have problems making or keeping important appointments.
  • Not remember recent conversations.
  • Forget why he or she went into a room.
  • Forget where things are in the kitchen.
  • Have trouble recalling names of longtime acquaintances.
  • Have trouble coming up with the right words in conversation.
  • Have stopped reading.
  • Mispronounce or use wrong words.
  • Have deteriorating handwriting.
  • Have difficulty driving.
  • Become confused or disoriented in stores or malls.
  • Have trouble finding the car in the parking lot.
  • Get lost easily even on familiar routes.
  • Show personality changes.
  • Say or do embarrassing or inappropriate things in social situations.
  • Have difficulties with hygiene / bathroom use.
  • Have new problems at work or start to receive negative work evaluations.
  • Have difficulties using household items.
  • Have trouble dressing (two socks on one foot, puts shirt on backwards).
  • Complain or show signs of blurred vision.
  • Grope for door handles.
  • Feel more down or depressed than before.
  • Cry more often.
  • Have a change in appetite or sleep patterns.


These symptoms do not necessarily mean your parent or loved one has Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but they do warrant a discussion with your family member and his/her doctor.





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