I am concerned that my mom might have Alzheimer's. What's concerning me is that she's only 55 years old.
In the past year or so I have noticed the following:
-She gets confused more often. She has a hard time comprehending/processing what I am saying -She has been more clumsy and drops and spills things a lot -She has been more irritable -She gets lost more easily and has a hard time finding things in her own house -Sometimes she forgets my name or my brother's name -She has been more disorganized -She has forgotten to go to doctor's appointments sometimes -Her personal hygiene is declining. she's not showering and brushing her teeth as often -She has gone out in public wearing her pajamas and forgets to change her clothes before going out.
It sounds like Alzheimer's to me. I am just concerned because I thought this just happens to people over 70. But, I was looking up some stuff about it on the internet and found that early onset Alzheimer's can occur in adults under 65. But, I still think that 55 is too young to get it. I need your advice please.View Thread
thanks so much for your response. My grandmother had a brain tumor that caused dementia-like symptoms. Also, my mom has a great uncle who has Alzheimer's. So, there's a little bit of family history there. I will try and find her a neurologist to see if she can get screened for it. I feel it best to go to the appointment with her since she has memory issues and may not be able to answer all the questions. And she does not appear to be depressed. But, she has troubles sleeping so possibly her symptoms are due to her being overly tired.