Dementia Warning Signs: Stages, Symptoms & Causes

signs of dementia

Signs and symptoms of dementia

Despite there being different types of dementia, the symptoms are similar, and the most striking differences include its onset, progression, and causes.

Early symptoms of dementia include:

•           Memory loss

•           Difficulty finding the right words

•           Language difficulties

The symptoms are initially mild and more likely confounded with forgetfulness and age-related memory decay. But as the disease progresses, individuals may experience more severe symptoms, such as:

•           Confusion with time and place

•           Difficulty with basic math and reasoning

•           Problems with visual and spatial abilities

•           Trouble recognizing people and objects.

It is important to note that these symptoms can vary from person to person, and some may experience more severe symptoms than others. Additionally, some may experience changes in behavior and mood, including agitation, delusions, and even hallucinations. It is also common for individuals with advanced dementia to have difficulty with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, and eating.

Written by Cassandra Williams

Cassandra Williams is a Senior Editing Manager at A2ZHealthy