The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and how you can participate in clinical trials

Do you know the common signs of Alzheimer’s or how to approach someone about memory concerns?

The Alzheimer’s Association and Charter Research has shared the following 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s:

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks

4. Confusion with time or place

5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

6. New problems with words in speaking or writing

7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

8. Decreased or poor judgement

9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

10. Changes in mood and personality

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, it plans to hold a special education program where families will have the opportunity to learn how to recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, how to approach someone about memory concerns·the importance of early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.

Jeffrey Norton, M.D., will also explain the importance of participating in clinical trials.

Norton is also researching a new medication that has been approved for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in China and is under evaluation for FDA approval in the United States.

The free virtual event will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m.

If you would like to register for the event, visit or call 800-272-3900.

If you are interested in participating in a local clinical trial, there is an online database where people can be matched to open clinical trials. Healthy people are also encouraged to sign up.

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