Forgetfulness is a normal part of life, but memory loss isn’t
- Written by Dementia Wellington
We often get a lot of people contacting us in the new year, as people have picked up the signs and symptoms that a loved one may have dementia over the holidays. Memory loss might be the most common symptom of dementia – but it’s not the only one.
Here are eight of the most common symptoms to look for:
- Poor short-term memory
- Inability to carry out common tasks, such as preparing a meal
- Personality changes
- Struggling to follow conversations
- Becoming depressed or withdrawn
- Difficulty with abstract thinking
- Poor judgement
- Disorientation with time and place
If you're concerned about changes to a family member's memory or thinking, contact your GP and check out our Is it dementia? page for information and support.