Alzheimer’s Association Top 10 Warning Signs

When understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia’s warning signs, the predominant expert is the Alzheimer’s Association ( I have summarized the top 5 warning signs for Alzheimer’s and Dementia in this quick video, and I have included a downloadable worksheet that can help you judge your loved one’s level of dementia based on the top 10 warning signs criteria. This quiz does not replace a doctor’s diagnosis. It is a conversation starter for us if we have a discussion.

Here are Alzheimer’s Association’s top 10 Early Signs.

  1. Memory Loss
  2. Problem-Solving
  3. Completing Familiar Tasks
  4. Confusion with Time or Place
  5. Visual/ Spacial Relationship
  6. Speaking and Writing Problems
  7. Misplacing things
  8. Poor Judgement
  9. Withdrawal
  10. Change in personality/mood

Download my free worksheets to help you digest this information.


Memory Loss & 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s _


When choosing an independent caregiver, you are ensured that you will have someone screened and experienced. Since you know your loved one better than anyone, you must provide the caregiver and the client is a personality match.

When selecting a caregiver or facility, it is essential to understand the costs. In this video, I explain the importance of knowing the costs of 24-hour care and list some alternatives.

If 24-hour care is not an option for a family, I help them understand all options:

  • Independent Living,
  • Assisted Living,
  • RCFE,
  • Memory Care, 
  • family care.

Let me know if we can chat? — Many of us are in denial regarding our loved one’s care needs. We have many more options when we don’t “need” to do something right now. Here are the five signs I see in my business that result in people getting care.

1. Dementia and unbalanced – we often think of dementia as primarily being forgetful, but it also has a dangerous effect on balance. Being unstable results in falls and struggles to do routine activities of daily living.

2. Incontinence – many families are happy to help a family member until this becomes a problem.

3. Financial concerns – are there a bunch of bills or bank statements stacked on the counter? Are the bills being paid?

4. Dangerous Driver – Are they insisting on driving, but you would never drive with them? Do they have an unexplained dent on their car?

5. Frequent calls to the fire department or trips to the emergency room indicate they need help.

I can help find a caregiver or talk to you about the different senior living options: -Memory Care -Assisted Living -Care Homes -Independent Living If you notice these signs, it is time to start taking action.

Give me a call and have a 20-minute over-the-phone assessment. I am also happy to come out and meet your loved one in person. For in-home care with experienced independent local caregivers.

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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.