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Dementia: Signs, symptoms and some ways to help reduce risk

June 2, 2015


Signs and symptoms of dementia

- He or she may forget details or even an entire event. For instance, he or she may not be able to recall having ate their dinner just a short while ago

- He or she may lose the ability to make decisions and their sense of time and place

- He or she may lose their way around familiar areas and neighbourhoods

- He or she may encounter difficulties when undertaking simple tasks such as washing, eating and dressing

- He or she may lose the ability to perform everyday tasks such as dressing, eating or bathing

- He or she may become less communicative and more inward and reclusive

- He or she may become restless and more irritable


Helpful strategies to help reduce the risk of developing dementia

- He or she should exercise on a regular basis

- He or she should keep the mind active by solving puzzles and learning a new skill/hobby

- He or she should always manage chronic diseases appropriately, such as monitoring and controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol

- He or she should build a strong network of family and friends to socialise with