Skip to main content

Mansfield Magazine

The Top 6 Indicators of Alzheimer’s to Look Out For

Mar 07, 2017 07:00AM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

By Jason W. Wiley, MGS
Oxford Senior Living Co-founder

As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s Disease is more than occasional memory loss. The disease causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an individual may forget the name of a longtime friend or which roads to take to return to a home they’ve lived in for decades.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease today. So what is the difference between the normal aging process and this deadly disease? Here are a few indicators.

1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life. As a part of the normal aging process, you may forget names or appointments but remember them later. With Alzheimer’s, you may ask for the same information over and over again, relying heavily on reminder notes.

2. Confusion with time or place. It’s normal to forget the day of the week or your destination – for a moment. But a person with Alzheimer’s can become lost on their own street, not knowing how they got there or how to get home.

3. New problems with words in speaking or writing. Everyone has trouble finding the right word sometimes, but a person with Alzheimer’s may forget simple words or substitute words, making her sentences difficult to understand.

4. Misplacing things. Anyone can temporarily misplace a wallet or keys. A person with Alzheimer’s may put things in inappropriate places, like an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.

5. Decreased or poor judgment. People sometimes put off going to a doctor if they have an infection, but eventually they seek medical attention. A person with Alzheimer’s may have decreased judgment, for example not recognizing a medical problem that needs attention or even wearing heavy clothing on a hot day.

6. Withdrawal from work or social activities. It’s normal to tire of housework, business activities or social obligations, but most people regain their initiative. A person with Alzheimer’s may become very passive, requiring cues and prompting to become involved.

If you or a loved one is experiencing troubling symptoms, visit a doctor to learn more.


For more information about 24-hour memory care or support groups near you, call (214) 491-5155 or visit www.OxfordatGrandPrairie.comOxford Glen Memory Care at Grand Prairie is located at 2424 N. Grand Peninsula Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75054.



This article sponsored by: 

Oxford Glen Memory Care - Grand Prairie TX

Oxford Glen Memory Care

At Oxford Glen, we do more than care for your loved one. We care about them. By working with families to create individualized profiles of life before Alzheimer's disease, we create a lif... Read More »  

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Mansfield Magazine's free newsletter to get regular updates



Embed this content on your website

Embed
Wellness, Today health advertorial
  • Community Book Drive

    01/21/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • Celebrity Chefs 2018

    01/21/2018
    06:00PM

    Mid Cities SOS presents an evening of culinary magic and chef's auction.


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    01/22/2018
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Community Book Drive

    01/22/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • Community Book Drive

    01/23/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • Home School Nature Class

    01/23/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Join us for science and nature related lessons and guided investigation of Oliver Nature Park. Le...


  • Official Ribbon Cutting: Dirty Job Brewing

    01/23/2018
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    The Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Dirty Job Brewing with an official ribbon cutting...


  • FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO

    01/23/2018
    08:00PM

    Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been drawing in cowboys and cowgirls from all...


  • Community Book Drive

    01/24/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • Home School Nature Class

    01/24/2018
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Join us for science and nature related lessons and guided investigation of Oliver Nature Park. Le...


  • FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO

    01/24/2018
    08:00PM

    Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been drawing in cowboys and cowgirls from all...


  • Community Book Drive

    01/25/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • NEW YEAR / NEW ART

    01/25/2018
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    Starting 2018 With NEW ART waiting to be SEEN Giddens Gallery of Fine Art presents an All...


  • The 2018 Women’s Alliance Health & Wellness event “Achieving Your Healthiest Self” will be Thursd...


  • FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO

    01/25/2018
    08:00PM

    Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been drawing in cowboys and cowgirls from all...


  • Step out for your health and a good cause at the 5th Annual MANSFIELD RUN WITH HEART! Choose from...


  • Community Book Drive

    01/26/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • Plates for a Purpose

    01/26/2018
    10:30AM — 01:00PM

    The Second Annual Plates for a Purpose will build on the success of last year's event and feature...


  • Home School Days: Habitat Hunt

    01/26/2018
    11:00AM — 12:00PM

    lementary to Middle School students will learn about which animals live in which habitats, and ho...


  • NEW YEAR / NEW ART

    01/26/2018
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    Starting 2018 With NEW ART waiting to be SEEN Giddens Gallery of Fine Art presents an All...


  • Home School Days

    01/26/2018
    11:00AM — 02:00PM

    These supplemental Science lessons are great for any kind of home school or unschool student! Aft...


  • Home School Days: Animal Babies

    01/26/2018
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Middle to High School students will compare & contrast the physical traits and parenting techniqu...


  • FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO

    01/26/2018
    08:00PM

    Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been drawing in cowboys and cowgirls from all...


  • Community Book Drive

    01/27/2018
    08:00AM

    Clean out your closets and check your shelves for those books you no longer need. Donate them and...


  • Skull Scene Investigation (5y+)

    01/27/2018
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    Join us at Oliver Nature Park for an investigation of animal skulls and teeth. We will learn ...


  • Jiggle Butt Run 5K

    01/27/2018
    09:00AM

    Registration is still open for the 12th annual Jiggle Butt Run 5K run and walk, set for Saturday,...


  • Brunch Time!

    01/27/2018
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Zoologists of all ages are welcome to observe our resident critters tackling their Brunch every S...


  • Painting in the Park

    01/27/2018
    10:30AM — 12:00PM

    Join us for a nature-themed painting class at Oliver Nature Park. An artist will guide you step-b...


  • NEW YEAR / NEW ART

    01/27/2018
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    Starting 2018 With NEW ART waiting to be SEEN Giddens Gallery of Fine Art presents an All...


  • Exposing Rats

    01/27/2018
    05:00PM — 06:00PM

    In this lesson of DIY Pest Control, Craig Cantrell of Proactive Pest Services will teach us all a...


  • Vintage Unplugged Live on the Patio

    01/27/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Vintage Unplugged is a dynamic acoustic group based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area specializin...


  • FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO

    01/27/2018
    08:00PM

    Since 1896, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been drawing in cowboys and cowgirls from all...


 

Image title
Mansfield Area High School Sports

Community Champions