Cognitive Function and Aging

2 Nov

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 10 Signs and Symptoms list summarizes what can happen to your cognitive functions if you are starting to have serious problems from this disease. Keep in mind that some of the symptoms listed are also an example of what happens with normal aging too:

Memory loss that disrupts daily life

Challenges in planning or solving problems

Decreased or poor judgment

Withdrawal from work or social activities

Confusion with time or place

Changes in mood and personally

Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or at leisure

New problems with words in speaking or writing

Source: Healthy Living Made Simple  September/October 2017 by Dr. Mary Ellen Quiceno and Teresa Whittington

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