Signs of Dementia

Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

People with dementia will be affected in different ways. Gradually over time, however, most functions of the brain are likely to be affected.

Symptoms include:

  • Poor short term memory – This can include having difficulty paying attention, storing new information and / or recalling recent events.
  • Difficulty in reasoning (organising, planning, explaining)
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Difficulty with abstract thinking
  • Loss of initiative
  • Impaired judgement
  • Disorientation
  • Personality changes
  • Changes in mood or behaviour
  • Difficulties with language
  • Coordination problems
  • Deterioration in driving skills
  • Difficulty with spatial awareness