Senior Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about geriatric health.

What are the early warning signs of dementia?

The early warning signs of dementia can help caregivers of older adults know when to address problems with the physician, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Early Signs of Dementia

Early warning signs of dementia include the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty planning or problem solving
  • Problems completing familiar tasks
  • Confusion about time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  • Problems with language, words and speaking
  • Misplacing things and being unable to backtrack to find them
  • Poor judgment
  • Withdrawal from work and social activities
  • Mood and personality changes

For more details about warning signs of dementia, talk to your physician.

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Source: Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Archie Enoch, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Anoopa Hodges, MD, Oakwood Primary Care; Berry McCorkle, MD, Premier Infectious Disease; Elaine Scott, CNP, Brookville Family Care; Pamela Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care