Scary early signs of on set dementia everyone should know about

Sadaf Naushad
Find out early signs of dementia and how you can spot it
Find out early signs of dementia and how you can spot it

Amid a fast-paced and busy routine, forgetfulness is no alarming sign. After a long day, your brain’s energy levels deplete leading to mental fatigue which is entirely normal.

However, if you’re memory and thinking have consistently been declining to a noticeable extent that you have started facing problems in carrying out daily routine tasks, you might just be developing dementia.

What is dementia?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for the loss of memory, language speaking and problem-solving abilities, severe enough to hinder your life activities.

Dementia itself is not a disease, rather a symptom of some underlying disease or disorder like Alzheimer’s or Huntington disease.

It is a symptom which progresses slowly and deteriorates the brain’s cognitive functions. Here is a run-down of some signs that you may be developing dementia and would have to consult physician for further insights.

Early signs of dementia:

These main points may be signs that your body is giving off signs that it might just be developing dementia:

1. Severe memory change:

Its okay to forget your mobile phone at home or a person’s name, however a person with dementia may face difficulty recalling information that they have recently learned and may forget things quite often.

2. Difficulty doing daily tasks:

People with developing or underlying dementia may struggle in performing daily life tasks that they’ve been familiar with all their lives.

3. Changes in communication and language fluency:

Having communication issues is another problem that is not associated to dementia. Communication and language fluency which is altered to a point where a person cannot think of and say very simple words is a very major symptom of dementia.

4. Impaired judgement:

Everyone takes a bad decision at some point in their lives and it is not to be linked with dementia. Impaired judgement in this disorder is where a person may wear warm clothing on a hot summer day along with struggling to take basic decisions.

5. Hindrance in abstract tasks:

Struggling in mathematical problems and financial management is a normal way life goes on for everyone. While you might think being weak mathematically may be a sign of dementia, it is not the case. Dementia leads a person to fail in recognizing what numbers even are and how they are used.

6. Loss of initiative:

There is a point where everyone goes through low social energy and don’t have the capacity to initiate communication or be involved at a gathering. This is completely normal, however, consistent disinterest and passive behavior could be a sign of dementia.

7. Disruption in visual and spatial information:

People with dementia suffer with problems in their vision, depth perception as well as movement. They may also find it hard to navigate their way in settings they have remained familiar with on prior occasions.

What to do if you feel you have dementia:

The best way to have dementia controlled, if it is developing, is to consult a physician over the concerning symptoms you may be facing.

At an early stage, the physician themselves may prescribe medicines to control dementia, however in a severe case, you may be referred to a psychiatrist.