Symptoms to watch for

Normal ageing 

Not being able to remember details of a conversaton or event that took place a year ago

Forgetting things and events occasionally 

Does not get lost in familiar territory, may have to pause to remember the way 

Mood changes are appropriate 

Changes in interest 

Dementia

Not being able to remember details of a conversaton or event that took place a year ago

Forgetting things or events more frequently 

Gets lost in familiar territory while walking or driving; may take hours to return home

Having unpredictable mood changes

Decreased interest in activities including hobbies

*These are general statements and not an exhaustive list.

Bruno Dubois et al., “Timely Diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease: A Literature Review on Benefits and Challenges”; Journal of Alzheimers Dis. 2016; 49(3):617-31

Related readings: World Alzheimer Report 2011, “The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention”.

Keep an eye on . . .

  • Getting lost in familiar places.

  • Repetitive questioning.

  • Odd or inappropriate behaviors.

  • Forgetfulness of recent events.

  • Repeated falls or loss of balance.

  • Personality changes.

  • Decline in planning and organization.

  • Changes in diet/eating habits.

  • Changes in hygiene.

  • Increased apathy.

  • Changes in language abilities, including comprehension.

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This project has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking under Grant Agreement No 115985. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations