Early Signs of Dementia

Who We Are

Early Signs of Dementia

  • Memory loss (forgets appointments, cannot recall recent events or conversations)
  • Disorientation (gets confused in unfamiliar places, does not know the time of the year, couldn’t find his/her way home)
    Difficulty in speaking (forgets the name of simple, well known objects, uses inappropriate words, repeats words and statements)
    Loss of interest in hobbies and personal activities, avoids activities he/she used to enjoy
    Difficulty in recognizing friends, co-workers or family members (forgets who are grandchildren, thinks friends are strangers)
    Difficulty in performing complex tasks (keep cheque book, count money, use the telephone)
    Troublesome behaviour (socially inappropriate behaviour, going out in the night, aggressiveness)
    Poor personal hygiene (forgets to brush teeth, dresses slowly or in inappropriate clothing, forgets to take bath)