What are Symptoms of Dementia

The most commonly known symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is confusion. This behaviour in particular causes us to become ‘estranged’ from others and to be unpredictable in our interactions. Confusion can also occur ‘acutly’ i.e. suddenly and limited in time. The common symptoms that are seen in pateints are forgetfulness, misplacing things, difficulty in remembering names etc.People with Alzheimer suffer mainly from impaired memory and orientation, limitations of concentration, planning and judgement, personality changes and later also perceptual, speech and walking disorders; in the final stage, various other body functions such as swallowing and the excretion process are also affected. During the course of Alzheimer’s disease, patients lose their independence in managing everyday life. There are effects on perception and social relationships; people become more and more dependent on care.

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