Are you worried that your loved one has impaired judgment?
Ask yourself the following questions:
Has the person recently made questionable decisions about money management?
Has he made odd choices regarding self-care (such as dressing inappropriately for the weather or neglecting to bathe)?
Is it hard for her to plan ahead (such as figuring out what groceries are needed or where to spend a holiday)?
Difficulty with decision-making can be related to other possible symptoms of Alzheimer’s, such as lapses in memory, personality changes, and trouble with abstract thinking. Inappropriate choices are an especially worrisome sign.