WyCOA 10 Early Signs of Abnormal Memory Changes

Poster and Booklet

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease. It describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.  Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms get worse over time. If you or a loved one is experiencing memory difficulties or other changes in thinking skills, don’t ignore them. See a doctor soon to determine the cause.

The resource was adapted from the Alzheimer’s Association: “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s".  For information, education, referrals, or support, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit their website at alz.org.


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The Wyoming Center on Aging in collaboration with tribal stakeholders embarked on a multi-step process to create culturally appropriate education materials to increase the awareness and recognition of cognitive loss among American Indians. These resources were created in collaboration with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal members. Contact WyCOA to request your copy!

Artwork is a collaboration of artists: Elk Sage, Hayley Nikkel and Danya Aletebi. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant No. U1QHP28743, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, $2,549,927. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


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