You often hear the phrase ‘creeping Alzheimer’s’ said in a joking manner when someone forgets where they put their keys or can’t remember why they went into a room. But joking aside, what are the warning signs of Alzheimer’s? Here are some of the symptoms:
Memory loss affecting day-to-day abilities … forgetting things often or struggling to retain new information.
Difficulty performing familiar tasks: forgetting how to do something you’ve been doing your whole life.
Problems with language: forgetting words or substituting words that don’t fit the context.
Disorientation in time and place: not knowing what day of the week it is or getting lost in a familiar place.
Impaired judgment: not recognizing when a medical problem needs attention or wearing inappropriate clothing for the weather.
Misplacing things: putting things in strange places, like an iron in the freezer.
Changes in mood and behaviour: behaving out of character such as feeling paranoid or threatened.
Loss of initiative; losing interests in friends, families and favourite activities.
For more information: Go on-line to: alzheimers.ca or call 1-800-616-8816 and for sure check with your doctor.
Be sure to visit Penny at Muskoka Medical Centre Pharmacy in the Home Health Care department for your compression stocking, mastectomy or ostomy needs.
Bill Coon graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto in 1984, and was the Faculty’s Centennial Scholar that same year. Bill and his pharmacist wife, Barbara, along with Paul Whitehead, opened Muskoka Medical Centre Pharmacy in 1990. The understanding that medications are only part of the health solution has lead to Bill’s interest in fitness and health, both personally and professionally. Bill’s Capsule Comments provide a full range of up to date health information.
Muskoka Medical Centre Pharmacy is conveniently located in the Huntsville Professional Building ~ 348 Muskoka Road 3 North, Huntsville Phone:(705) 789-1785