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Why should you make an appointment for Alzheimer's now?

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The sooner you know, the better. Starting treatment may help relieve symptoms and keep you independent longer. It also helps you plan better. You can work out living arrangements, make financial and legal decisions, and build up your support network.

From: 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's,” “Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia,” “What Is Dementia?”

University of California San Francisco: “Alzheimer's Disease Signs and Symptoms.”

National Institute on Aging: "Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help."

American Psychological Association: "Aging: When should I be concerned about a senior's forgetfulness?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association: “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's,” “Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia,” “What Is Dementia?”

University of California San Francisco: “Alzheimer's Disease Signs and Symptoms.”

National Institute on Aging: "Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help."

American Psychological Association: "Aging: When should I be concerned about a senior's forgetfulness?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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