Early Signs of Dementia

Dementia is a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease. It can also the effect of a brain injury that leads to marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and weakened reasoning
The early signs of dementia are very complex and vague, and sometimes, it cannot be immediately obvious. Early symptoms also depend on the kind of dementia the senior have and vary a great deal from each individual.
Although the early signs vary, here are the common early symptoms of dementia:
  • memory problems, particularly remembering recent events
  • increasing confusion
  • reduced concentration
  • personality or behavior changes
  • apathy and withdrawal or depression
  • loss of ability to do everyday tasks
Sometimes, people and even nurses fail to recognize that these symptoms signify that something is wrong to a senior. They may mistakenly conclude that such behavior is a normal part of the aging process. The signs may also develop gradually and go unrecognized for a long period of time. Aside from that, some people may also refuse to act, even when they know something is wrong.