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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

This health information is brought to you by the National Neuroscience Institute.

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