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The Complete Guide to Dementia and Aging
Jul 30, 2016
The Complete Guide to Dementia and Aging

It has been heard and proved scientifically that with the aging of a person, the capacity and power of each and every organ of the body starts declining and it becomes tough for them to complete the work with efficiency and effectiveness like that of the other young people.

One of the problems that the person has to suffer from when they become aged is not proper functioning of the brain. The ill-functioning of the brain causes memory loss which happens due to normal aging of a person, but there is an another problem of the brain called dementia which also occurs with the increasing age.

 What are dementia and its symptoms?

Dementia explains a set of symptoms that may be caused by a number of different brain disorders. It is not correct to define this brain disorder as a disease, but it is an abnormal aging. The symptoms of dementia are tight enough which can disrupt the daily activities of the person suffering from the same. The common warning signs or symptoms that indicate a person is in the bars of dementia are:

• Memory loss:

It has been found that when a person suffers from the issue of dementia asks the same question again and again. They forget the things and events that happened at a recent date also. But they try to recognize the similar people, environment, and rituals when they come across them.

• Difficulty with language:

The patients with dementia do not get words to express their stories and they used to repeat the same words again and again. Sometimes, the patients are not able to understand the language of others who are trying to interact with them.

• Forget to complete familiar activities:

Dementia sufferer cannot complete the activities performed on a regular routine, like cooking, bathing, brushing and many others. They used to forget to complete the daily task of their life that are essentials of their existence. The everyday activity that they were performing for years seems very heavy to them.

• Inefficiency in performing tasks:

The simple operations such as paying a bill are not performed by the patient and even the simplest tasks seem to them as bulky. The small works which can be completed in minutes, dementia patients do not have the capacity to complete them with efficiency.

• Misplacing of belongings:

Another thing that happens with the dementia patient is that they used to forget the place where they kept the household things. The patients used to keep their regular use equipment’s like, belt, wallet, purse and other similar things in a certain place and they forget the place where they had kept it.

• Carelessness:

People become careless about their appearance, they used to dress badly and even repeat the same dress again and again. The look and personality do not matter to them a lot, they used to roam in their own world.

• Thinking Capacity:

These people used to rely on others for answering their questions and even they are weak decision makers. The loss of abstract thinking capacity does not allow the patients to plan or organize something with their own brain.

• Lack of initiative:

There is a lack of initiative in the life of a dementia patient, they go stuck in certain works such watching television for hours without moving and sleeping for longer hours. A condition may also arise where they lose interest in their hobbies also and they start neglecting them.

• Dynamic behavior:

The dementia sufferers used to change their behavior rapidly and they even show mood swings. The ‘like and dislike’ of the person also used to change after a short interval of time. Dementia attacks the normal behavior of the person deeply and causes numerous changes in that person without notice.

Bottom line:

The changes with normal aging are noticed by many but changes that dementia caused is not at all natural. So, it is important to recognize the difference between the two and get it diagnosed at short notice. Otherwise, this issue can be dangerous for both the patients and their families.


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