What are the symptoms of alzheimer's like memory loss?

Change from before. Check out the alzheimer's association's 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease at http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp. Loss of memory, difficulty finding & saying the right word, difficulty doing simple mechanical tasks (buttoning shirt, brushing teeth, etc), difficulty planning, etc are all symptoms of dementia when they represent loss from previous level of function.