Dementia is a progressively degenerate brain disease characterized by various symptoms, for instance, memory loss, changes in analytical and thinking ability, being disoriented, and having difficulty in understanding the surroundings. People with dementia may encounter barriers in calculation, learning, language and making judgment. In addition, they may show difficulties in self-motivation, emotion control and performing appropriate social behavior. Nonetheless, we need to understand the strengths and advantages of people with dementia by putting ourselves in their places in order to build a dementia-friendly environment and provide support to their daily life.

Types
Characteristics and Symptoms
Every Individual With Dementia May Encounter Different Experiences and Challenges

Types

Characteristics and Symptoms

People with dementia may have below symptoms:

Though having a through understanding on the symptoms and characteristics is important, we have to realize that people with dementia will not suddenly experience all the above symptoms while their response and expression towards the symptoms can be different. For example, some people may have exaggerated anxiety regarding memory loss while others may take it easy. Besides, we should also pay attention to the individual temperament and strengths of people with dementia despite the emergent symptoms.


Every Individual With Dementia May Encounter Different Experiences and Challenges