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.


Day-to-Day Memory

For example, difficulty recalling events that happened recently

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Concentrating, Planning or Organising

For example, difficulties making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequence of tasks (such as cooking a meal)

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Communicating & Language

For example, difficulties following a conversation or finding the right word for something

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Visuospatial Skills

For example, problems judging distances (such as on stairs) and seeing objects in three dimensions

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For example, losing track of the day or date, or becoming confused about where they are

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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For example, the individual may become frustrated or irritable, apathetic or withdrawn, anxious, easily upset or unusually sad.

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