Symptoms of dementia
There is no standard dementia experience – everyone’s journey with dementia is different. The most common symptoms of dementia are:
- Progressive and frequent memory loss
- Personality and behaviour change
- Apathy and withdrawal
- Loss of ability to perform everyday tasks
- Changes in language function
The onset of these symptoms can vary from person to person. Some will start with memory loss, others with personality change, and some will undergo language changes where they cannot find the right words.