Pay attention: these are the first signs that you have Alzheimer's

It is the most frequent cause of dementia. It is a disease that generates a significant cognitive impairment, characterized by loss of memory, alterations in language, loss of sense of direction, difficulties in planning tasks or problem solving, changes in personality and behavior. As of today, there is non treatment to cure or prevent it.

In Spain, according to data from the year 2017, more than 1.2 million people they suffer from this pathology. Unfortunately, because most patients are diagnosed after the age of 60, many of the first signs are not taken into account or appear normal. Every minute counts, and that is why the magazine 'Best Life' has listed those first "lapses" that you could observe once turned 50 and that they might want to tell you something.

Forgotten dates

Let's see, forgetting what you were doing on July 5, 1986 has a pass. It's even normal not to remember what you ate on Thursday. However, if continuously you forget important dates and eventsIt could be an early sign of the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. In the same way, if you verify that this happens with someone close to you, keep an eye on that person.

Forgotten names

It's devastating, yes, but it's also a frequent symptom. Do you forget the name of a family member or friend of a lifetime? It could mean that you have Alzheimer's. In any case, do not be alarmed, according to Freud, forgetting a name toon could mean something else in the background: "the representation of the names is clouded because of themselves or because of their more or less distant associations," he said.

You put things in strange places

Have you ever put the milk in the cupboard? Okay, we've all made a mistake once when we're tired. But, if it becomes frequent, maybe you should watch it.

Because most patients are diagnosed after age 60, many of the first signs appear normal.

People afflicted with this disease they often lose their possessions and place them in places that do not make sense with surprising frequency, according to the Mayo Clinic.

You need constant help

Imagine that to make things easier you had to constantly point in a post-it what you have to do next. A madness, is not it? When you memory works fine, you can remember certain things without having to write them.

However, people who are in an early stage of Alzheimer's they become more dependent on these aids and often need friends and family to help them.

You get lost in familiar places

There is no worse feeling than feel disoriented. For those with the disease, the feeling of not knowing how to return home can be something everyday. And it does not happen to them in other people's places, but in family places, like their own neighborhood.

You lose the words

Another classic symptom: as you the disease spreads through the brain, you could have less attention span. It is also possible that it cost you more to say some simple words and exchange them for others. Not only that, those afflicted with evil also have memory lapses and have trouble remembering what they were talking about.

Mistrusting others

Instead of having their closest neighbors, some people with Alzheimer'sor distrust those around them. Suddenly believe that they have become victims of theft or that their partner is being unfaithful, the combination of confusion and memory loss can contribute to these false beliefs. It is also quite common to have sudden mood swings.

It costs to cook or use the mobile

For a person afflicted with this disease can be a true I challenge to try to follow a recipe, even though I have done it a thousand times before. It is an indicator of the cognitive changes that occur in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

Similarly, using the phone could become difficult, not only because you do not remember the phones of your friends, but because it could cost you to dial.

You wear inappropriate clothing

Those who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease often begin to show a disconcerting symptom: they dress inadequately for the weather. Some will wear a minimum of clothes when it is very cold, while others wear thick coats in summer with 40ºC in the shade.

You can not multitask

In today's world, we all do a thousand things at once without realizing it. We watch TV and do gymnastics, we talk while we watch Facebook, we listen to podcasts while driving … but for those afflicted with the disease, multitasking can be extremely difficult, even in situations that were once made without any difficulty and that apparently do not seem problematic, like trying to talk while preparing dinner.