Senior Citizen's Guide to Cleveland 2013 Vol. 1 - page 11
What’s typical:
Sometimes forgetting names or ap-
pointments, but remembering them later.
Challenges in planning or solving problems
Some people may experience changes in their abil-
ity to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers.
They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or
keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty
concentrating and take much longer to do things than
they did before.
What’s typical:
Making occasional errors when bal-
ancing a checkbook.
Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home,
at work or at leisure.
People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete
daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driv-
ing to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or
remembering the rules of a favorite game.
What’s typical:
Occasionally needing help to use the
settings on a microwave or to record a television show.
Confusion with time or place.
People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, sea-
sons and the passage of time. They may have trouble
understanding something if it is not happening imme-
diately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or
how they got there.
What’s typical:
Getting confused about the day of
the week but figuring it out later.
Trouble understanding visual images and spatial
For some people, having vision problems is a sign of
Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging
distance and determining color or contrast. In terms of
perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone
else is in the room. They may not realize they are the
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