Dementia: Signs and Symptoms
Dementia is commonly associate with the elderly and memory loss, but that is not all. In fact, although it is more common in the elderly, dementia is not a part of the normal ageing process. In this video, the National Neuroscience Institute shares more.
is commonly associated with memory loss, but that is not all.
Transcribed from video.
Dementia is a neurological condition that causes memory loss, impaired judgement, disorientation and behavioural changes.
Although the elderly are more prone to becoming demented, dementia is not part of normal ageing. When there is degeneration of brain function, it will usually affect social or occupational activities.
Common symptoms of dementia include:
- Recent memory loss that affects job performance
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks
- Problems with language
- Problems with abstract thinking
- Poor or decreased judgement
- Disorientation to time and place
- Misplacing things
- Changes in personality
- Loss of initiative
- Changes in mood or behaviour
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