When people think of dementia, memory loss is often the first thing that comes to mind. However, dementia can also be associated with some other, less common signs. These can also be mistakenly dismissed because of “old age” when it’s actually something else. Here are 7 early warning signs that the body might signify before dementia sets in, courtesy of TipHero.
If you are constantly tripping over things and your eye-hand coordination is a bit off, you may be experiencing an early onset of dementia. Issues with vision or space perception can cause someone to misjudge how they step.
2. Not picking up on sarcasm
A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that degenerative brain diseases affected one’s ability to detect lies and sarcasm. People suffering from such conditions often couldn’t tell if someone was sincere or sarcastic.
3. Poor judgment
A person showing early signs of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia may do things like shoplifting or act inappropriately in social situations.
4. Loss of skills or knowledge
This is a condition that affects how the brain processes information, so people may start having issues with writing, grammar, or recalling simple words. Problems with counting, subtraction, or addition are a sign that something could be off.
People with early signs of dementia look like they are staring a lot. Also, they tend to skip lines when trying to read.
6. Eating objects
This early sign involves eating non-food objects, as the person forgets what to do with the things in front of them.
7. Losing empathy
Someone who has been sweet, compassionate, and polite will start to be insulting and behave inappropriately.
It’s important to note that the condition does not only affect seniors, but also adults in their 40s and 50s. Other signs may include mood swings, resistance to change, feelings of apathy, or personality changes. These are only a few of the early sings.
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