Every person is unique and dementia effects every individual differently, with no two people experiencing symptoms in exactly the same way. Symptoms also vary by type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. 10 of the most common warning signs are shown below and depicted in the infographic:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks
- Problems with language
- Disorientation to time and place
- Poor or decreased judgement
- Problems keeping track of things
- Misplacing things
- Changes in mood and behaviour
- Trouble with images and spatial relationships
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
If these signs are new, they may be a sign of dementia. Dementia is not a part of normal aging. If you think that these problems are affecting your daily life, or the life of someone you know, you should talk to your doctor or seek out more information from your national dementia of Alzheimer’s association.
During World Alzheimer’s Month, we are encouraging everyone to Know Dementia, Know Alzheimers. By spotting the warning signs of dementia, you can seek out information, advice and support and potentially lead to a timely diagnosis.