Changes in mood and personality. External changes can bring on stress and irritation. Mood and personality changes in people with Alzheimer’s disease include confusion, suspicion, depression, fear, or anxiety, especially if these are not typical for the person under ordinary circumstances.. People with Alzheimer’s also might become agitated if they move out of their comfort zone, and they might begin to emphasize their desire to feel safe.
The Alzheimer’s Association recommends consulting a physician if you have questions about any of these warning signs. For more information, go to www.alz.org, or call the ALZ 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900.