Most common signs of dementia and when you need to see a doctor amid a ‘time bomb’ warning.

More than one in 10 adults in the United States over the age of 65 are said to have dementia, known to be a devastating disease. Here are the most common signs people should look for

More than one in 10 US adults over the age of 65 are said to have dementia(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Dementia is a devastating disease that has been described as a ‘time bomb’ as cases soar across the United States, and while the primary symptom is memory loss, there are a number of other warning signs that should be heeded. into account.

Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is a key symptom of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, causing a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. More than one in 10 US adults over the age of 65 are said to have dementia, with one in three retirees dying of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.

The increase in prevalence is thought to be due to an aging population, as people live longer, the more they continue to develop the devastating disease. Dr Oscar Lopez, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, told the Mirror: ‘It’s a time bomb. Because people are living longer.

“From the neck down we are in really good shape. Because we can deal with heart problems very easily, but the brain is still at risk of dementia. Especially Alzheimer’s.”

Dementia has been described as a ‘time bomb’(Getty Images/Westend61)

The Chicago-based charity Alzheimer’s Association is a charity aimed at ending Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. They hope to do this by advancing global research, advocating for risk reduction and early diagnosis, and maximizing the quality of care and support available to patients.

They say there are 10 key warning signs and symptoms to be aware of, and if any of them are noticed, people are urged not to ignore them and make an appointment with their doctor.

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