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Comparitive Examples

 

NORMAL

DEMENTIA

Forgets relative’s name

Confuses own room & road

Forgets keys, wallet

Puts glass not in sink but in fridge

Forgets date, knows day, night

Confuses his room day & night

Confuses money change

Does not recognize money

Understands a proverb

Cannot interpret a proverb

Identifies carrot  from radish

Cannot identify rose from tulip

Pays more for merchandise

Wears sweater in June

Forgets to check the mail

Unable to brush teeth or salute flag

Speak slowly but meaningfully

Speak unmeaningfully, substitutes inappropriate  words

Recognizes object and face but not name

Does not  recognize  objects/faces

Does not work due to fatigue

Does not work due to lack of interest

Extra care in a task

Suspicious/paranoid on an issue

Sad for valid reason

Rapid mood swings

 

 

 

         
 

 

   
               
   
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