What are the Symptoms of Dementia?
We all know what dementia is, right? Whilst knowledge of the cognitive disorder is more widely circulated than ever before, you'd be forgiven for thinking that dementia just effects the memory.
Below we've provided a list of some of the most common symptoms of dementia, and some links to find out more about the areas effected.
For example, difficulty recalling events that happened recently
Concentrating, Planning or Organising
For example, difficulties making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequence of tasks (such as cooking a meal)
Communicating & Language
For example, difficulties following a conversation or finding the right word for something
For example, problems judging distances (such as on stairs) and seeing objects in three dimensions
For example, losing track of the day or date, or becoming confused about where they are
Sudden Changes in Behaviour and/or Mood
For example, the individual may become frustrated or irritable, apathetic or withdrawn, anxious, easily upset or unusually sad.