2. Disorientation

Disorientation and confusion with time and space are common in those with Alzheimer's, even in the early stages of the disease. The individual may get lost in familiar places, lose track of dates and the passage of time, and fail to recognize familiar objects. Though this symptom can be confused with a common byproduct of the aging process, but the symptoms become more severe as the disease progresses. Experts recommend that older adults who exhibit even minor disorientation be tested promptly to rule out or identify dementia.


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