Understanding the early signs of Alzheimer’s can be a vital step in preserving cherished memories and maintaining a sharp mind.
In this blog post, we’ll walk together through the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s, offering insights and guidance on what to look out for.
1. Memory Loss That Disrupts Daily Life:
It’s like losing fragments of a life story, forgetting the names of those you hold dear, or the date of a precious anniversary. In everyday life, this can manifest as forgetting where you placed the photo of your children or struggling to follow your grandmother’s cherished recipe, the one she passed down with love.
Warning signs: Forgetfulness beyond occasional, struggling to remember recently learned information, important dates, repetitive questions, difficulty locating common items.
2. Challenges in Planning or Problem-Solving:
It’s the frustration of not being able to manage your finances, the overwhelming sense of helplessness when trying to balance monthly bills, or the struggle to follow a recipe that used to bring comfort and joy.
Warning signs: Struggles in developing and following plans, handling numbers, concentrating on tasks, managing monthly bills, and following familiar recipes.
3. Difficulty Completing Familiar Tasks:
Tasks that were once second nature can become like complex puzzles, baffling and overwhelming. It’s the battle with familiar roads, once easily navigated but now riddled with uncertainty. It’s the uncertainty of managing a budget, a task once executed effortlessly, or the frustration of forgetting the rules of the board game that used to fill your evenings with laughter.
Warning signs: Trouble with previously routine tasks, navigating familiar routes, managing budgets, and remembering game rules.
4. Confusion with Time or Place:
Time becomes an elusive concept, slipping through your grasp like grains of sand. Days, months, and seasons blur into a confusing tapestry, making it difficult to discern the past from the present. Even in the familiarity of your own home, you may suddenly find yourself disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there. It’s a feeling of anxiety, a sense of losing your place in the world.
Warning signs: Losing track of time, dates, and seasons, disorientation in familiar places, anxiety regarding location.
5. Changes in Vision or Spatial Awareness:
Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect memory; it casts a shadow over the world you see. It’s the struggle to read a beloved book, as words become elusive and sentences no longer make sense.
The world becomes distorted, and even the simplest tasks like judging distance or recognizing colors become challenging. The freedom of driving safely or participating in activities once enjoyed slips away.
Warning signs: Difficulty reading, judging distance, recognizing colors, visual perception changes.
Vital Insights: Identifying Early Symptoms
Recognizing these early symptoms of Alzheimer’s is a crucial first step in seeking the necessary medical guidance and support.
About 6.7 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Of the total U.S. population, more than 1 in 9 people (11.3%) age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s. The percentage of people with Alzheimer’s increases with age: 5.3% of people ages 65 to 74, 13.8% of people ages 75 to 84, and 34.6% of people 85 and older.
By 2050, 12.7 million Americans 65 and older will have Alzheimer’s. 
While it may be a challenging journey, understanding these signs empowers individuals and their loved ones to face Alzheimer’s with the love and care it deserves, as they navigate this difficult path together.
Take Preventative Measures Before It’s Too Late:
A promising solution known as 40 Hz light therapy has recently emerged due it it’s characteristics such as being non-invasive and easy to use, with limited to no side effects.
Unlike traditional treatments such as a pharmaceutical approach, this solution focuses on the unique mechanism of 40 Hz light which targets disrupted gamma brainwaves, that play a crucial role in Alzheimer’s.
EVY LIGHT® is a novel 40 Hz light therapy device with patented technology. It’s the first, and only, device in the world that has been carefully engineered to have “hidden” flickering light, compared to the other options in the market, utilizing strobe light that is easily visible.
Ongoing scientific studies show that after six months of daily exposure to 40 Hz stimulation, participants experienced :
- 84% slowing of functional decline
- 83% slowing in memory and cognitive decline
- 61% reduction in whole brain atrophy and volumetric loss
While it’s not a cure, EVY LIGHT® has significant potential in prevention and slowing the progression of cognitive decline. Continuous and global research is needed to fully understand its effects, but the 40 Hz approach offers significant hope in providing a better quality of life for those facing cognitive decline and their loved ones.
The potential of 40 Hz light stimulation offers a glimmer of hope for a brighter future, being a solution to try and prevent such diseases before it is too late.
Remember: “Your mind is your greatest asset, protect it before it’s too late”
 Businesswire 2021: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210309005355/en/Cognito-Therapeutics-Announces-Positive-Phase-2-Results-as-First-Digital-Therapeutic-to-Improve-Memory-Cognition-Functional-Abilities-and-Reduce-Brain-Atrophy-in-Alzheimer’s-Disease
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