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.

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