What’s normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally.
What’s normal? Occasionally forgetting why you came into a room or what you planned to say
People with Alzheimer’s disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand. They may be unable to find their toothbrush, for example, and instead ask for “that thing for my mouth.”
What’s normal? Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.
People with Alzheimer’s disease can become lost in their own neighborhoods, forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get back home.
What’s normal? Forgetting the exact day of the week or momentarily being disoriented
Those with Alzheimer’s may dress inappropriately, wearing several layers on a warm day or too little clothing in the cold. They may show poor judgment about money, like giving away large sums to a scam artist.
What’s normal? Making a questionable or debatable decision from time to time.
What’s normal? Finding it challenging to do your taxes, or to learn a new computer program.
What’s normal? Misplacing keys or a wallet temporarily.
What’s normal? Occasionally feeling sad or moody.
What’s normal? People’s personalities do change somewhat with age.
What’s normal? Sometimes feeling weary of work or social obligations.