These are the early signs of dementia to watch out for

Dementia is a debilitating condition that causes neurocognitive deficits usually in septuagenarians but those over the age of 60 are also vulnerable to this disease. People often assume dementia simply means forgetting who, what, where we are and that people who suffer from dementia stop making sense.

While this is partly true and tragically there is not yet a medicine that prevent or cure it. However, there are ways to maintain and manage the condition so that a dementia patient can live a semblance of a normal life.

In order to do so, it is important to take not of these signs and symptoms and get it checked with a factor. As with any condition, effective management and or cure can only happen when it is detected early.

Here are some signs:

Ineffective communication

One of the early signs of dementia is a breakdown in regular communication. If, an otherwise, proper communicating person finds it difficult to follow regular conversation and also the person is constantly struggling to find the right words to express what he or she has to say then it means that there is some deficit in the brain that is preventing them from establishing regular effective communication.

Mood swings

Unprecedented, unpredictable mood swings are also a symptom. Of course, mood swings can be associated with a number of conditions, but after a certain age, sudden changes of mood can be associated with onset of dementia as well.

Losing sense of direction

When the disease is nascent, people who suffer from it are known to have disruptions in what is known as their spatial orientation. Simply put, their sense of direction becomes poor and even roads they walk on every day might seem new and unfamiliar to them.

Wary of change

People who have dementia or showing signs of it will also be those who become uneasy and very uncomfortable about even the smallest of changes in their daily life. Some might even experience anxiety or fear at the thought of even a small change in everyday routine.

No interest Those who might be heading towards dementia will start becoming aloof from friends and family. Also, the activities or hobbies that brought them so much peace and joy might become boring and uninteresting. Those who are in the early stages of dementia also have trouble maintaining relationships and engaging in small talks.

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