Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

      Lynchburg, VA - November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

      And with the holidays just around the corner, the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia wants to make sure you know the warning signs.

      Look for things like:

      Memory loss that disrupts daily life

      Challenges in planning or solving problems

      Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work, or leisure

      New problems with words in speaking or writing

      Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

      Decreased or poor judgment

      Withdrawal from work or social activities

      And changes in mood and personality

      "There's a difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's, and many people assume that there isn't. There's cognitive abilities may decrease a bit as we get older," said Jane Massie, the development manager for the group.

      The Alzheimer's Association has a 24-hour help line if you need to speak to someone.

      The number is 1.800.272.3900.

      Click here for more information.