Although dementia is due to different causes, generally manifested by certain symptoms:
- Progressive memory loss short and long term.
- Inability to concentrate.
- Difficult to locate in time and space.
- Place objects outside their usual place.
- Hallucinations and confusion.
- Altered perception. – Inability to recognize familiar objects or people.
- Impaired sensory interpretation.
- Sleep disorders such as insomnia or desire for more sleep.
- Problems coordinating movements (inability to dress, walk, or draw geometric figures).
- Inability to learn, perform mathematical calculations to solve problems.
- Impaired ability to read, write and / or speaking.
- Personality changes (depression, irritability, anxiety).
- Lack of spontaneity and loss of initiative.
- Inability to care for himself.
Anyone notice some of these symptoms should see a doctor (neurologist, geriatrician) as soon as possible, to determine whether they are due to dementia or not. Also, when these signals are found in a familiar, it should convince you to see a specialist assessment, for its part, the person with this problem can go on their own with the doctor and tell what happens, for guidance. A rapid diagnosis can conduct a more effective treatment.