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Effects of Dementia

Effects of Dementia

The symptoms of dementia usually progress gradually, over a period of years. The early signs are usually subtle memory problems and, therefore, are not immediately obvious.

The symptoms of dementia vary greatly. Individuals with dementia often have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Memory problems
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Confusion
  • Mood or behavioural changes
  • Difficulty performing simple tasks
  • Problems learning new information, ideas or skills.

Some types of dementia can cause less common symptoms, including:

  • Hallucinations
  • Obsessive or repetitive behaviour
  • Disturbed or altered sleep patterns
  • Depression
  • Incontinence

If dementia becomes severe, it can cause other symptoms, including:

  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Reduced mobility
  • Complete loss of short-term and long-term memory.
  • Increased risk of falls

Individuals with dementia are often unaware of their symptoms, especially those affecting behaviour.


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