Warning sign of Dementia vary depending on the individual and diagnosis.
If you or a loved one have experienced any of the following symptoms, contact your health care professional.
Please note that this list does not substitute for nor should it be considered as a consultation with a licensed health care professional.
- Memory Loss: At first, there will be an inability to remember where a wallet, purse, watch or other smaller valuable is. Dementia is progressive and the forgetfulness will progress to forgetting people and tasks within their normal routines. It will affect the person’s day-to-day life.
- Bad Judgment: An individual with early signs of dementia will begin to make poor decisions. This might be wearing inappropriate clothing or neglecting their personal hygiene.
- Communication difficulty: The individual will be unable to find the right words or read and write.
- Disorientation: The loved one might become confused about place and time and become lost in the middle of a familiar place.
- Hallucinations: Seeing or hearing things that are not present.
- Behavior change: An individual with dementia can become anxious, more irritable and depressed very easily. The mood change will be a result of the inability to perform everyday tasks.
- Inability to perform familiar tasks: A person with dementia will become unable to draw simple conclusions and become frustrated with simple task such as putting away laundry or tying shoes.
- Poor Concentration: An individual will not be able to focus on the task at hand or will be distracted by less important things.