As a family member, it is not uncommon to be worried that our parent lost their short-term memory.  If you think a loved one may be showing early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, this is what should you be looking for?

One of the most prominent signs of Alzheimer’s Disease is forgetfulness. It starts out with forgetting recent events. It progressively gets worse until the patient may forget family names and objects they see every day. Someone with Alzheimer’s and Dementia repeats things over and over, and can put themselves in harm’s way,  therefore typically need a higher level of care. We all lose our keys from time to time, luckily this is normal and does not mean you have Alzheimer’s.  If your parent forgets what the keys do, then you may have the beginning signs of Alzheimer’s.

Here are the 8 warning signs you need to be aware of if you suspect your loved one may have dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease.

1. Memory Loss

2. Mood swings

3. Misplaced belongings

4. Difficulty completing a task

5. Lost in a sentence

6. Literally gets lost

7. Change in eating habits

8. Increased anxiety

There are many more warning signs, but these are the ones I see and hear about the most.


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David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers
David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers

San Luis Obispo Caregivers was created in memory of my Grandfather, Tracy Gordon Wood II. My mission is to honor him by providing trustworthy, compassionate, and competitively priced caregiving services to seniors in my community. After 25 years in the financial industry and the decision to leave behind a successful 6-year position as the Chief Operating Officer of SESLOC Federal Credit Union, I created San Luis Obispo Home Care. This decision served my desire to make a difference and support the growing needs of seniors in my community. As my business grew and I leaned heavily on my financial background, I realized there was a much more cost-effective way to provide seniors with the care they deserve. This realization led to the creation of San Luis Obispo Caregivers, a referral agency and SLO Senior Placement, a free resource for families looking for independent or assisted living options for seniors. Ultimately, I listen, assess your situation and recommend various options that are available for your family.