While there are many types of dementia and each person’s symptoms may vary, there are some common signs to be aware of. Many types of dementia are progressive, which means that the symptoms may start out subtly and get worse over time. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these possible signs of dementia, don’t simply ignore them. Consult a doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause. Some conditions that cause dementia-like symptoms are completely reversible when treated, and others have medication available that can slow the progress of symptoms. Early diagnosis provides a patient with the best possible outcome from available treatments. It also provides time to plan for the future if the type of dementia is progressive.
Some of the most common symptoms of dementia include
Just because a person suffers from one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean they have dementia; however, changes in cognitive function and psychological behavior are clear signals that you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. If the cause is dementia, many types can be slowed or the symptoms reduced, while most others can be managed with a variety of treatment options. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, reach out to the experienced and compassionate team at Specialty Care Services for information about our many care services.