Seven Surprising Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s
Forgetting where you left your keys isn’t an early sign of Alzheimer’s, but leaving your cell phone in the refrigerator?Hmmmm.I did that when I was 53!! I was very preoccupied at the time, but still …
Being absentminded and forgetting where we parked the car are jokingly referred to as “senior moments” at any age. But when memory lapses occur more and more frequently, we might have cause for concern.
While the average Alzheimer’s patient is in her late 70s, a small percentage of people doget early-onset Alzheimer’s; about 200,000 people in the U.S. have it. How can you tell if you’re among them? There can be surprising symptoms that warn of its development—and they don’t all involve memory problems, writes Andrea Atkins in Grandparent.com.