More than 70,000 Oregonians have Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia in older adults, or a related disorder. These conditions become more common with increasing age. Up to half of Americans over 85 develop cognitive (thinking) impairment or dementia (memory loss).
10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
- Changes in memory that disrupt daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking and writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawing from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
Learn more about getting an evaluation from the Layton Center Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Assessment Clinic.