Dementia is a disease feared by nearly everyone entering their golden years. And the symptoms of dementia, in their early stages, can be quite subtle.
We might think we are imagining things, when in fact we have just taken the first steps down a very difficult road.
Dementia slowly robs us of who we are as individuals, inexorably erasing our very selves. Even so, dementia affects each person a little differently.
If you want to fight back against dementia, it is important to start early, so recognizing the symptoms of dementia is critical.
How can you recognize the onset of dementia? Common symptoms include:
The symptoms of dementia increase gradually. In fact, the person experiencing the symptoms might not recogize what is happening at first. A friend or family member might be the one who notices initially.
If you start to notice symptoms of dementia in yourself or a loved one, do not panic. A certain decrease in energy and intellectual capability with aging is probably normal.
Before jumping to conclusions, consult with a physican. They may be able to tell you whether to worry about the symptoms, treat them, or simply adjust your lifestyle to accomodate them.
Of course, it never hurts to take steps on your own to improve your health and exercise your brain. Some research suggests that the more you use your brain, the better chance you have of minimizing, delaying, or even avoiding the onset of dementia.
Suggestions on how you can do this are provided on the main Dementia page.
Note: All information on this website is intended for reference and educational purposes only. This is not medical advice, and there is no subsitute for consulting with your physician.
Last Updated: 06/11/2020
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