Did you forget something about this? Maybe you should talk to your doctor

We have all had an oversight on more than one occasion, which can range from forgetting to take out the trash to believing that you had lost your mobile when you had it in your hand all the time. However, a recent study has found What if you often forget to pay your bills, it could be an early sign of Alzheimer's. The study, published on November 30 in the journal 'The Journal of the American Medical Association', concluded after monitoring that Alzheimer's disease and related dementias were associated with these types of financial problems, which began to happen years before of clinical diagnosis.

He Alzheimer's It occurs due to the reduction of the brain's production of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), which causes a deterioration in the performance of the cholinergic circuits of the brain system. Of course, you don't have to panic because you forgot to pay for some things, but it could be a true indicator if it is accompanied by other symptoms that we explain below.

You have lost your sense of smell

According to the National Institute on Aging, losing your sense of smell can be a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. As you will already know, it is also related to COVID, so you could ultimately request a test for the disease, especially if it has suddenly disappeared.

You forget the names of everyday objects

If you have a hard time calling the mug or toothbrush by name, don't be kidding. According to the Mayo Clinic, this forgetfulness could be related to Alzheimer's.

You have problems with the passage of time

People without Alzheimer's have no trouble discerning between a few minutes and a few hours, but people with the disease can struggle as time goes by. Five minutes can feel like weeks. A couple can have problems when one partner thinks the other has been away much longer than expected.


According to the National Institute on Aging It is also another key sign, especially if it appears suddenly and for no clear reason.

People with the disease may have trouble discerning the passage of time

You forget important dates

And also events. It's one thing to forget your shopping list and another to forget your own birthday. According to the Alzheimer's Association, this could also be a worrying sign, reports 'Best Life'.

You have difficulty sleeping

Although there may be many reasons why you have to count sheep at night, there is a association between Alzheimer's and insomnia. An early diagnosis of the disease cannot be made based on sleep patterns, but it is good to monitor and know it.