Unsure if this is the correct forum or if it should be under health, but I’m hoping for some suggestions from those with more experience of Alzheimer’s than I have
I have a dear friend aged 64 and I’m not sure if she’s showing very early signs of Alzheimer's. She’s always been a vague, absent minded sort of person-you can tell her things and they often don’t register. Shes also quite unworldly in many ways and I’m often surprised that she doesn’t seem to know about major news stories or even local news. In other ways she can be completely single minded in her focus if it’s sonething she wants to achieve. She’s always been that way but it does make it difficult to identify any changes.
There have been two incidents recently which have given me significant cause for concern, dangerous incidents in fact. In one she was crossing the road and stepped out pretty much in front of a car as she was so focussed on her bus coming. Driver had to brake hard to miss her. In the second incident she was was driving, saw a parking space on the other side of the road and pulled right across the path of an oncoming vehicle. This time the driver had to execute an emergency stop.
I just don’t know if this is her usual absent minded self or if it’s the start of something more significant. The incidents have been dangerous and that’s what’s making me concerned.
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