What is Dementia
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. About Dementia. Symptoms.
Requires a medical diagnosis
Symptoms include forgetfulness. limited social skills and thinking abilities
so impaired that it interferes with daily functioning.
People may experience:
Cognitive: memory loss, mental decline, confusion in the evening hours, disorientation, forgetfulness,
inability to speak or understand, making things up, mental confusion, or inability to recognise common
Mood: anger, anxiety, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, mood swings, or nervousness
Behavioural: aggression, irritability, personality changes, restlessness, lack of restraint,
or wandering and getting lost
Psychological: depression, hallucination, or paranoia
Muscular: inability to combine muscle movements or unsteady walking
Also common: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty swallowing, falling, jumbled speech, leaking of stool, trembling, or tremor