Alzheimer's Centers American Fork UT

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Mohammad Entezari-Taher
52 N 1100 E
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Christopher Reynolds
(801) 756-6094
120 N 1220 E
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

American Fork Hospital Tcu
(801) 763-3350
170 North 1100 East
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

First Choice Home Health
(801) 501-9030
1427 South 550 East
Orem, UT
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

A - Plus Home Care
(801) 225-0990
274 West 400 South
Lindon, UT
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Heritage Care Center
(801) 756-5293
350 East 300 North
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Stephen Babb
(801) 763-3800
120 N 1220 E # 17
American Fork, UT
Specialty
Geriatric Internal Medicine, Alzheimer's Specialist

Robert Crist
774 S 400 E
Orem, UT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Alpine Valley Care Center
(801) 785-3568
25 East Alpine Drive
Pleasant Grove, UT
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Horizon Home Health
(801) 226-1919
204 West 540 North
Orem, UT
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

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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