Alzheimer’s is all about confusion. It means getting lost in time and space. Patients are not capable of navigating all alone; they need someone to show their way no matter where they are going: to a supermarket or local church they use to attend every Sunday. Such people also may forget the current date as their feeling of time is different from the ordinary. The lack of short-term memory is the reason why people with Alzheimer’s often cannot explain how exactly they reached certain destinations.
Inability to recognize visual images, colors, and surrounding. Having troubles with vision is not always a symptom of Alzheimer’s. However, family members should pay attention to such things. The patients experience difficulties when exploring textbooks and other written materials, evaluating distance, and differentiating colors and shapes. They may confuse own reflection with the twin or stranger. One of the possible age-based changes is various eye conditions.
Issues with learning new words and communicating (both oral and written forms). Patients with this disorder find it complicated to interact with other people, especially complete strangers. They frequently fail to recognize names and faces. They may lose the main point of the topic during the discussion. Often, patients with Alzheimer’s repeat information several times unintentionally. Choosing the right word and expanding vocabulary are two other challenges for such people.