What are the early signs of Dementia?

If you are concerned about signs of dementia in yourself, or someone else, read our guide to identifying early signs.

What are the early signs of Dementia?

Signs and symptoms may vary depending upon the type of dementia and the area of brain cells affected. Dementia is not a disease in itself, but a term used to describe a group of symptoms that include problems with memory, thinking or language, and changes in mood, emotions, perception and behaviour.  These symptoms vary according to the part of the brain that is damaged.

There are however some common early symptoms that appear before a diagnosis of dementia. These include:

  • Memory loss or mental confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty with carrying out familiar tasks such as making decisions
  • Struggling to follow a conversation or stumbling over words
  • Being confused about time and place
  • Loss of sense of time, people, places
  • Mood changes

The symptoms often begin mild and worsen over time. Despite common misconception, dementia is not a natural part of ageing and the condition can be slowed down if it is caught early enough. If you notice any of the above symptoms it is vital to seek medical help as soon as possible.

Our staff are trained to care for those living with a myriad of conditions including dementia. Person-centred care can be an effective way of preventing and managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

In addition to home care we also offer live-in support. Live-in is particularly suitable for those living with dementia, in addition to ensuring continuity and staying in the home environment, the 24/7 nature provides peace of mind to friends and family. 

Contact us to book an appointment with one of our Field Care Supervisors who will walk you the types of care that we offer and how we can assist with every day life. 

Sources: NHS website, Alzheimers.org.uk

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