See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Dementia

It's more than just memory loss

(HealthDay News) -- Dementia is more than just ordinary forgetfulness or inability to remember. It can also affect a person's personality, communication skills, and even mood.

Here are common symptoms of dementia, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Recent memory loss, not just forgetfulness.
  • Problems remembering how to do everyday tasks.
  • Forgetting words or appropriate grammar.
  • Poor judgment, such as forgetting to wear a coat in cold weather.
  • Getting lost, or not remembering how to get home.
  • Difficulty understanding abstract concepts, like math.
  • Moodiness, drastic changes in personality, or sudden loss of interest in activities.

Not every person with dementia has all of these symptoms, the academy says.

Consumer News


HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.