Poor memory is one of the most common symptoms of dementia. This can include having difficulty paying attention, storing new information and recalling recent events.
Other symptoms include:
- Difficulty in reasoning (organising, planning, explaining)
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks
- Difficulty with abstract thinking
- Loss of initiative
- Impaired judgement
- Personality changes
- Changes in mood or behaviour
- Difficulties with language
- Coordination problems
- Deterioration in driving skills
- Difficulty with spatial relations
People with dementia will be affected by these symptoms in different ways. Gradually over time most functions of the brain will be affected.