Getting lost or confusing appointments
Alzheimer's symptom #6: Disorientation
- Has the person begun to be disoriented in new or unfamiliar environments (such as a hospital or airport), asking where he is, how he got there, or how to get back to a place he recognizes?
- Has she become disoriented in an environment she knows well?
- Does he wander off and get lost in public (or get lost when driving or after parking)?
- Does she lose track of the time, day, month, or year? For example, after being reminded about a future doctor's appointment over the phone, she may start getting ready for the appointment right away. Or she may have trouble keeping appointments and remembering other events or commitments.
These examples of disorientation are all typical Alzheimer's symptoms, more so in later stages of the disease but sometimes early on as well.