15 Surprising Signs of Alzheimer’s
Dementia is a very real risk for many of us. 10-15% of people over the age of seventy suffers from some form of dementia, and a number of people develop dementia in their twenties and thirties too. And by far the most common form is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a very uncomfortable illness for those who suffer it, interfering with their ability to live their everyday lives. Sufferers experience memory loss so severe that by the end many do not even recognize relatives, and eventually this illness takes their lives. Fortunately, if spotted on time there are ways of treating Alzheimer’s to delay progress. But what are the signs? Do you know them?
15: Falling over more often.
It may seem odd, because on some level we assume that older people simply… fall over. It’s just a given that as you grow older you fall over more, right? Your body is weaker, your balance is worse, it just happens. But the actual situation is a little different. How many elderly people do you know who are actually falling over all the time? Not many, right? You see, older people don’t actually fall much more often than we do, they just lack the physical strength to stop themselves falling when they do, and get hurt more when they hit the ground. So if an older person is falling much more often than they used to, this is probably less about age, and more a warning sign of Alzheimer’s.