"Dementia, simply put, is a group of symptoms associated with a progressive loss of brain functioning. The word “dementia” comes from “de” (without) and “mentia” (mind).
|Dementia is a syndrome usually chronic, characterized by a progressive, global deterioration in intellect including memory, learning, orientation, language, comprehension and judgement due to disease of the brain.|
- Forgetting important things, especially recent things
- Finding it difficult to plan events or solve problems
- Normal, daily activities seem more difficult to do
- Wearing wrong/ inappropriate clothes, or becoming untidy
- Getting confused about which day, month or year it is, or where the person is
- Having problems with pictures
- Having problems with numbers
- Using wrong words while speaking or writing
- Putting things at very unsuitable places (like putting a file in the fridge)
- Starting something, and then being unable to remember what they wanted to do, even after trying a lot
- Taking strange decisions about investments
- Withdrawing socially
- Getting agitated for minor things or for no apparent reason at all
- Seeming suspicious about people"