#3 Difficulty Completing Familiar Tasks
"The first sign for me was forgetting and having trouble at work. I was trusting my brain to be there and denying that something was wrong. The problem with that I was forgetting too many things and I thought it was menopause. I saw my OBGYN and she said that all was well. I then went to my primary care doctor and we did blood tests. Everything came back normal.
As time went on, it was getting worse and my family, friends and co-workers were growing very impatient with me, especially when I missed dinners or events that were planned. Working as a meeting planner was a more specific problem: I was not able to multitask as I had been for years. I could not remember things without writing them down, and then I could not find the paper with the note on them. And that was that...I had Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease...
It was a blow, but I am not the type of person that gives up that easily. Now, I am active in my community, educating others about this disease and getting involved."
Labels: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Disease, early detection, early stage, early-onset Alzheimer's