CLEVELAND, OH (12/13/09) - Host Harry Boomer talked with the executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Cleveland. The show informed viewers about the 10 signs of the disease.
The signs include:
Memory changes that disrupt daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure, confusion with time or place, trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps, decreased or poor judgement, withdrawal from work or social activities and changes in mood or personality
The conversation moved from signs to diagnosis and treatment and the toll it takes on caregivers and the face there are ways to cope with help from the Alzheimer's Association, 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org