3. Being confused about time or place
A failing sense of direction and difficulty judging distance when driving a car are common early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We sometimes forget the day of the week or where we are going but people with dementia can become lost in familiar places. Such as the road they live in, forget where they are or how they got there, and not know how to get back home.
4. Poor judgment or decision-making
Many activities require good judgement. When this ability is affected by dementia, the person may have difficulty making appropriate decisions, such as what to wear in cold weather.
It can be hard for someone with dementia to understand what is fair and reasonable. This may mean they pay too much for things or become easily sure about buying things they do not need.
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