Cat Alzheimer’s Disease Questionnaire

After you’ve finished the test, tally your answers. If you answer “Yes” or “Maybe” to four or more symptoms, your cat should be examined as he/she may have Alzheimer’s Disease.


SYMPTOMS
YES
MAYBE
NO
My cat’s activity level has slowed down      
My cat seems less interested in playing      
Sometimes my cat does not respond when called      
My cat interacts less with me      
My cat interacts less with my other pets      
My cat spends less time looking out the windows      
My cat seems more irritable      
My cat seems to need more attention      
My cat potties in the house outside the litter box      
My cat sometimes acts like she/he doesn’t recognize me      
My cat sometimes acts like she/he doesn’t recognize my other pets      
My cat doesn’t understand basic training or tricks as well as she/he used to      
My cat begs for food at odd times      
My cat begs for attention at odd times      
My cat stares blankly into space or at the walls      
My cat sometimes seems lost      
My cat paces and wanders aimlessly      
My cat sometimes gets stuck in corners, under furniture, or behind furniture      
My cat sometimes seems to have trouble finding her/his food bowl, water bowl, or litter box      
My cat occasionally wanders around in circles      
My cat meows for no reason often at night      
My cat seems to get startled more easily      
My cat’s hearing or vision seem to be diminishing      
My cat seems wobbly when walking      
My cat’s reflexes seem slower      
My cat does not groom himself/herself as well as she used to      
My cat eats less food than in the past      
My cat eats more food than in the past      
My cat seems more reluctant to go up and down on steps and jump up and down on things      
My cat greets me less frequently than in the past when I walk in the house      
My cat seems to sleep less during the day and more at night      
My cat seems less interested in receiving affection and does not try as hard to be petted      
My cat seems less interested in receiving affection and does not try as hard to be petted      
My cat has become more anxious when I leave the house