Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating disease that severely affects not only those afflicted but their caregivers.
It may be the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Alzheimer's disease slowly robs one of their enjoyment of life, their independence, and even their very identity. Not long ago it was uniformly believed that arresting the progression of Alzheimer's disease, and certainly, it’s reversal was impossible. Now, however, due largely to the creative and diligent works of Dr. Dale Bredesen and his team, we know that this thief of vitality and identity can be stopped and even turned around in many cases. Dr. Watson and his team at WellCentric Health have studied the work of Dr. Bredesen and the similar works of other leading researchers. Dr. Watson is certified in the Bredesen protocol that has been developed and refined over years to preempt and treat Alzheimer’s disease. If you or someone you care about is suffering some of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease listed here, consider an aggressive approach to learning more and getting help soon.
Alzheimer’s disease is much more treatable early in its course.
Early signs of possible Alzheimer’s disease:
1) Memory Loss/Forgetfulness- More than occasionally forgetting where you left your keys, if forgetting important dates, important events, names or directions you previously knew becomes a problem, be aware. Memory loss is the most common and early presenting symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.
2) Repetitiveness- Repeating the same story or asking the same questions repeatedly. The difficulty with problem-solving and decision making- New struggles with planning, strategizing or following directions. What was once routine becomes difficult. Paying bills, balancing the checkbook is a new challenge.
3) Depression, Personality and Mood Changes- Depression or extreme swings in mood and personality may occur and often precede Alzheimer’s disease by many years. A noticeable change in moods may include depression, anxiety, anger, confusion, or fearfulness.
4) Struggling with Time or Place- Losing time or getting lost in previously familiar places. Trouble finding the way home, or the local grocery store.
5) Vision Loss- Changes may include problems with depth perception, distinguishing contrast, loss of peripheral vision and more.
6) Failure to maintain hygiene- For those that showered regularly and maintained cleanliness and order, such tendencies may lapse while going unnoticed to the victim.
7) Withdrawing from Work and Social Events- Increasing withdrawal and avoidance of social events. Loss of motivation. More time at home, being non-productive.