1. Memory Loss
Forgetting recently learned information is one of the common signs of dementia. A person forgets more often and is unable to recall information later.
2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks.
People with dementia often find it hard or impossible to plan everyday tasks. They may forget how to follow directions, play a game, or make a phone call.
3. Problems with language.
People with Alzheimer's disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand. They may be unable to find their toothbrush, for example, and instead ask for "that thing with stubs for my mouth clean."
4. Orientation to time and place
People with Alzheimer's may become lost in their own neighborhood, forget how they arrived somewhere, and be unable to return home after a trip to the store or a friend's home.
5. Poor or decreased judgment
People with Alzheimer's may dress in appropriately for the weather. They may have trouble with money decisions - banking, giving money away, and forgetting to pay bills because they lack relevancy.
6. Trouble with abstract reasoning
Someone with Alzheimer's may have unusual difficulties completing complex mental tasks like forgetting what numbers represent and their purpose in an equation.
7. Misplacing things
A person with Alzheimer's may put things in unusual places like a ring in a heater vent or the phone in the freezer.
8. Changes in mood or behavior
Someone with Alzheimer's may display sudden mood swings - from calm to agitated to angry - for no apparent reason.
9. Changes in personality
People with dementia may become extremely suspicious, confused, fearful, or dependent.
10. Loss of initiative
A person with Alzheimer's may become very passive, sitting in front of the television for hours, sleeping more than usual, or not wanting to participate in previously enjoyable activities.
HAPPY PINNING :)