Problems with abstract thinking
Alzheimer's symptom #4: Trouble with abstract thinking
- How well does the person handle relatively simple mathematical tasks, such as balancing a checkbook?
- Is he having trouble paying bills or keeping finances in order, tasks he previously had no problem completing?
- Does she have trouble following along with a discussion, understanding an explanation, or following instructions?
Abstract thinking becomes increasingly challenging for someone with Alzheimer's, especially if the topic is complex or if the reasoning is sequential or related to cause and effect.