Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease with devastating effects on both the victim and his or her family. Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s experience a slowly increasing memory loss that affects all aspects of life. Unfortunately, there is no cure to this condition, but there are fortunately ways to slow its progression. In order to treat Alzheimer’s early, it must be identified and diagnosed early.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Specific types of memory loss are more common with Alzheimer’s than others. Sufferers of Alzheimer’s often begin to show the following signs and symptoms:
- Increasing struggle to perform familiar tasks, such as cooking or reading
- Consistently lose items, such as clothes or jewelry
- Unprecedented problems with speech or writing
- Being taken advantage of, such as paying more than needed
- Consistently forget their location or time
- Becoming emotionally rattled when forgetting anything
Contact a Chicago Elder Law Lawyer
If you believe a loved one is developing Alzheimer’s, meeting with an elder law attorney could be a very wise decision. An elder law attorney will discuss with you conservatorship, future housing and financial plans, and Power of Attorney.
At our Chicago offices of Peck Ritchey, LLC, managing partner Kerry Peck is an active member of the Alzheimer’s community and is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter Board of Directors. If you would like guidance from a highly experienced attorney through this challenging time, call the offices of Peck Ritchey, LLC today at 855-328-5787.