Diagnosis and Evaluation of Attention, Memory, Emotional, and Learning Difficulties for All Ages
Diagnosis and Evaluation of Attention, Memory, Emotional, and Learning Difficulties for All Ages

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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Algonquin, IL

1451 Merchant Dr.

Algonquin, IL 60102

 

Barrington, IL 

120 N. Northwest Hwy.

Barrington, IL 60010

 

Chicago - Lincoln Park, IL

939 W. North Ave. Ste 750

Chicago, Il 60642

 

Deerfield, IL

500 Lake Cook Rd. Ste 350

Deerfield, IL 60015

 

Hoffman Estates, IL

2300 Barrington Rd. Ste 400

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

 

Oak Brook, IL

700 Commerce Dr. Ste 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523
 

Park Ridge, IL

350 S. Northwest Hwy. Ste 300

Park Ridge, IL 60068

 

St. Charles, IL

100 Illinois St. Ste 200

St. Charles, IL 60174

 

MINNESOTA

Lake ElmoMN

8530 Eagle Point Blvd Ste 100

Lake Elmo, MN 55042

 

Roseville, MN

2355 Highway 36 West Ste 400

Roseville, MN 55113

 

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MN: (612) 224-2644

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