Repeating daily tasks a sign of early dementia, says study

Repeating daily tasks, like brushing or collecting items, may be a sign of dementia. Another sign is asking the same questions while talking to someone, even after it has been answered.

What is Dementia? Why is it caused

Dementia is a range of symptoms that can occur due to many diseases. The signs include impairments in thought, communication, and memory. According to The Alzheimer's Association, the main reason for Alzheimer's, and other progressive dementias, is the deterioration of brain cells. This leads to a decline in a person's ability to make sense of things around them.

Another possible cause is environmental factors. People may ask questions repeatedly because they are trying to express a specific concern, ask for help, or cope with frustration, anxiety or insecurity.

Some other warning signs of dementia

Depression is also a typical early sign of dementia. Mood changes or a shift in personality are an indication. Other early signs include apathy, listlessness, confusion, failing sense of direction, and difficulty understanding conversations.

About 47 million people are living with dementia around the world,4.1 million of them in India.

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