The symptoms of dementia vary, depending on the type of disease causing it.
If someone is exhibiting these symptoms, the person should check out his or her concerns with a healthcare professional. Awareness of these warning signs is not a substitute for a structured screening or consultation with a primary care provider.
Trouble with new memories
Relying on memory helpers
Trouble finding words
Struggling to complete familiar actions
Confusion about time, place or people
Misplacing familiar objects
Onset of new depression or irritability
Making bad decisions
Loss of interest in important responsibilities
Seeing or hearing things
Expressing false beliefs
For more information, connect with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s licensed social workers. Click here or call 866.232.8484. Real People. Real Care.