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What are the early signs of Alzheimer's?

You're deep in a conversation with a friend and suddenly you can't remember an acquaintance's name.

You can see her face. That name is almost, almost there. But not quite.

Blushing, you laugh, call it "a senior moment" and move on. Five minutes later, that person's name comes to you. You might overlook it, but then you might wonder, "Am I losing my memory? Should I be concerned?"

Probably not. We all have memory lapses every now and then, and with information overload on a daily basis, it's no wonder. But there are some signs of Alzheimer's disease to look for as we get older.

The Alzheimer's Association offers these 10 early signs and symptoms you might want to consider if an aging friend or loved one's behavior has changed recently. They could signal Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.

"Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor," alz.org says.

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