Is my mother-in-law developing Alzheimer's?

1 answer | Last updated: Mar 28, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

How can I tell if my mother-in-law is developing signs/symptoms of Alzheimer's? Her mother died two years ago with Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law now seems to exhibit some of the same signs her mother did before passing.

Expert Answers

Paula Spencer Scott, contributing editor, is the author of Surviving Alzheimer's. A Met Life Foundation Journalists in Aging fellow, she writes extensively about health and caregiving; four of her family members have had dementia.

Families are often first notice memory loss, but there are also other symptoms as you well know. You can learn what to watch for  here .

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