Signs of Dementia
Are your loved ones having the following problems?
- Forgot his car key again?
- Forgot where he kept his money?
- Forgot the names of close relatives and friends?
- Forgot to pick up grandchildren from school?
- Always cannot find his car in the car park?
- Disturbed in sleep patterns?
- Lost interest in friends, family, work or home activities?
- Progressively more difficult in multi-tasking?
- Difficulty in remembering faces, colours or shapes?
- Become less likely to initiate or maintain conversation?
- Being irritable, short tempered or aggressive at times?
- Become more anxious about routine visits or events?
- Inability to relax and fatigue?
- View him as a trouble to the family?
- Accumulate objects when he did not do so before?
- Develop alcohol, drug taking, gambling or start shoplifting?
- Say rude things or make salacious sexual remarks that he would not have done before?
- Start talking openly about very personal things not usually discussed in public?
- Always suspect that he is in danger, others want to harm him or steal his belongings?
- Acts as if he sees things or hears voices which are false perceptions?
These are signs of dementia, a collection of symptoms characterized by a slow decline in memory, personality and overall functioning of a person. If your loved ones have displayed these symptoms, it is good to visit a good geriatrician or neurologist before it is too late!