One of the biggest challenges life can throw at us is the decline of our mental abilities and the stresses and struggles that accompany it. Dementia is a collection ofsymptoms resulting from damage to the brain that together reduce mental cognitive ability. These symptoms can affect the way we view the world, view ourselves and how we relate to close friends and family. By learning about the symptoms of dementia you can spot early signs in yourself or a loved one easier as well as gain some understanding and control over the situation by knowing what to expect and preparing for it.
Every person's brain is unique, and as a unique organ each brain reacts a little differently to damage. Additionally dementia can be caused by damage to different areas of the brain, which symptoms present themselves depend on where the brain is being damaged. This means that some people will experience different symptoms to others and each case is unique.
As dementia is progressive these symptoms will start out being barely noticable but will get worse over time. The rate and manner in which they get worse will be unique to each individual and the experience will differ wildly from person to person. If you are worried about a friend, family member or colleague and believe they are presenting some of these symptoms you should talk to a GP as soon as possible.
Many dementia sufferers do not recognise their own symptoms and it is someone close to them who first realises that they are sick. Because dementia and the symptoms that accomany it can be caused by quite a wide variety of diseases an early diagnosis is essential to manage and treat it in the best way possible.