Today we continue our series on Alzheimer’s disease with a focus on warning signs. Jenna Fink with the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter says memory loss is one thing to watch for, but it’s not the only thing…

“Certainly changes in mood and behavior, someone becoming more irritable more frequently, changes in social activity, too, certainly isolating themselves more.”

Forgetting familiar tasks can also be a sign. Fink says getting an early diagnosis can be an important step in allowing the person to help plan for their future.