Dr. Debra Cherry, clinical psychologist and executive vice president of the Alzheimer's Association, explains how to notice the often-overlooked signs on Alzheimer's.
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Dr. Travis: It’s a slow process and so the person going through it may not recognize these subtle changes as everything around them changes. You may notice it, so it’s all about these very subtle clues. And joining us to shed some light on this issue is Dr. Debra Cherry with the Alzheimer’s Association; thank you for joining us. And in that tape, we couldn’t miss those sign it was obvious to us. But let’s talk about some of those signs that people do miss. Dr. Debra Cherry: In Alzheimer’s disease the changes that we all experience as we age become more severe and start to interfere with activities of daily living. Some people, if they are working, they may have a difficult time doing some of the task at home, they may have a hard time balancing a checkbook. They may drive the car and get lost going to familiar place. So the true change is when it starts to affect your activities of daily living and block you from doing the things that you find common in your life.