Early detection of dementia is beneficial
Millions of people across the world have dementia and the number is on a gradual increase.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that affects the functioning of the brain.
Alzheimer’s causes a deterioration of the brain function and the patient loses the ability to think rationally, make decisions, and remember the details of their own life.
In many cases, the detection of dementia is delayed as many of its symptoms are considered to be due to old age.
The delayed detection makes the condition worse and affects the life of the patients and their families.
It is always better when dementia disorders are detected early on. With early detection the therapy and treatment of the person with dementia can be started on time.
Although there is no cure for the condition, medication can help reduce the symptoms and make life a little easier.
Family and friends can also get ready to provide the necessary support and care to the person when they get to know about the dementia from the very start.
Some common symptoms of dementia to look out for are:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty in sharing thoughts
- Difficulty in reading and writing
- Frequent mood swings
- Withdrawal from social circle