• 17/06/2024 20:15

Signs of dementia: doctors named the first symptoms of the disease

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Dementia is an acquired dementia, characterized by a persistent decline in cognitive activity and loss of previously acquired knowledge and skills.

This information was reported to Ua-novosti, URA-Inform reports.  

To date, there is no cure for the disease, but it is believed that a timely diagnosis can help slow down its progression. There are several different types of dementia, but according to the WHO, Alzheimer's disease is the most common.

As a rule, there are 7 typical early signs of the condition that you should pay attention to. Doctors explained that initially the symptoms are not obvious because they develop quite slowly, but over time they increasingly affect daily activity.

Memory problems

Person begins to forget recent events, names and faces.

Repetition

The same questions are asked, repetition of unusual behavior should be a reason to go to the hospital.

Wrong place for common items

For example, people with dementia forget where keys should be, cups should be, etc.

Time confusion

With dementia, a person begins to confuse the morning with night, events and dates.

Navigation problems

People may not know their location or get lost, especially in unfamiliar places.

< p>Difficulties with communication

The person struggles to find the right words and loses track of thoughts or conversation.

Changes in mood

Increased anxiety or irritability, loss of self-confidence.

NHS experts explained that there is no specific way to prevent dementia, but there are ways to reduce the risk of developing it. In particular, doctors recommend exercising regularly, quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet, and monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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