Alzheimer's Centers Aiea HI

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Hideki Tanahashi
(808) 484-2497
98-211 Pali Momi St
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Mark Bernstein
98-151 Pali Momi St
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Carol Minn
(808) 733-9332
860 Fourth St
Pearl City, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Pearl City Nursing Home
(808) 453-1919
919 Lehua Ave
Pearl City, HI
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Michael Mc Canless
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Melvin Wong
(808) 487-7960
98-1079 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Michael Zafrani
(808) 488-7888
98-1247 Kaahumanu St Ste 3
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Dorothy Chu
(808) 834-0551
3050 Ala Poha Pl
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Muhammad Rahman
1 Jarrett White Rd
Tamc, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Philip Lewis
Tripler Med Ctr
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Could Your Loved One Be Getting Alzheimer's? 5 Early Warning Signals

Could Your Loved One Be Getting Alzheimer's? 5 Early Warning Signals
by Jim Erskine

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common cause of dementia in older Americans, affecting an estimated 8% to 15% of people over 65. In most cases, the disease is diagnosed by a physician only after family members observe signs of memory loss and impairment. However, there are also advance warning signals that point to potential Alzheimer's which can be detected months, or even years before clinical symptoms appear.

The five early warning signals to watch for are:

1) Unusual fingerprint patterns: Studies have shown that up to 75% of people who develop Alzheimer's have an abnormal number of "ulnar loop" patterns on their fingertips. Similar patterns are usually found on Down's Syndrome patients, suggesting that some people may have a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's.

2) Loss of the sense of smell: The indivindual's ability to discern odors may greatly diminish a year or two before memory problems are apparent. They may be unable to identify common household odors, such as flowers, chocolate or perfume.

3) Hearing Loss can also occur, usually without the individual being aware of it. Signs to watch for include turning up the TV too loud; avoiding use of the phone; missing out on conversations, etc.

4) Depression: Over 50% of all Alzheimer's patients exhibit unusual bouts of depression and lethargy, up to two years before memory problems are noticed.

5) Difficulties with visual perception: The individual may be unable to recall visual details about objects, or may not be able to follow maps or directions when driving.

The importance of early detection of potential Alzheimer's cannot be overstated. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the more effective intervention and treatment will be -- allowing the individual to live a longer, healthier life.

Jim Erskine is the author of "How to Tell if YOUR Loved One May Have Alzheimer's: A Home ...

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