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How To Recognize The Signs Of Dementia Image

While diagnosing dementia should be left to a medical professional, there are signs we can all look for that can help us identify and assist those living with the disease. These include:

Non-verbal signs:
  • Standing still, looking around for a long period of time
  • Pacing
  • Not dressed for the weather
Verbal signs:
  • Difficulty finding a word
  • Creating new words for ones that are forgotten
  • Repeating a word or phrase (perseveration)
  • Difficulty organizing words into logical sentences
  • Repeating the same question within a short period of time
  • Cursing or using other offensive language
  • Reverting to a first language
  • Talking less than usual