What are symptoms of dementia?

The common symptoms of dementia include:

  • Memory loss which tends to be the earliest and most noticeable symptom.
  • Trouble remembering recent events or recognizing people and places.
  • Trouble finding the right words and expressing oneself.
  • Problems planning and carrying out tasks including balancing a checkbook, following a recipe, or writing a letter.
  • Difficulties in judgment, such as knowing what to do in an emergency.
  • Trouble controlling moods or behaviors (depression being a common symptom)
  • Not keeping up personal care such as grooming, bathing, or other daily routines

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