Dementia is a set of symptoms which occur when the brain is damaged by a condition, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body disease or a series of strokes.
The specific symptoms experienced by a person with dementia depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the type of the condition or disease.
Please, be aware that these symptoms are not always immediately noticeable, but often occur over a varied period of time.
A person with dementia will have cognitive symptoms:
Difficulty recalling events that happened recently.
difficulties following a conversation or finding the right word for something.
Losing track of the day or date, or becoming confused about where they are.
Concentrating, planning or organizing
Difficulties making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequence of tasks (eg. cooking a meal).
Problems judging distances (eg on stairs) and seeing objects in three dimensions.