11 Warning Signs Early Onset Dementia!

11 Warning Signs Early Onset Dementia!

Dementia is common in people over the age of 65 however this condition can affect people much younger.

Younger people are likely to have a very rare form of dementia which can cause problems with walking and movements.

If someone does experience early onset dementia more likely it is because it is genetic and hereditary and mainly runs in the males of the family.

Approximately 10% of people that suffer this early onset condition have inherited it from a parent.

Dementia is a varied collection of symptoms which can occur after the brain has experienced some form of damage.  It includes but is not limited to Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia, dementia with levy bodies and fronto temporal dementia.

Diagnosis in younger people with this condition can take longer.

Evidence suggests that early onset Alzheimers disease could be passed from one generation to the next.

It is caused by rare mutation in genes.

Dementia affects the brains ability to think, remember and reason.  Here are some early warning signs to look out for in yourself and the ones you love

  1. Struggling to remember recent events even though you can remember things that have happened a long time ago.
  2. Forgetting names of people and places
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. Feelings of confusion even when in familiar faces
  5. Cant remember the day or dates
  6. Following simple conversations becomes difficult particularly in big groups
  7. Find things becomes difficult and knowing where they are kept
  8. Losing your train of thought and often repeating yourself
  9. Things that were easy for you in the past your are now struggling to do
  10. Inability to control your mood or emotions
  11. Reading a book or following a television programme become difficult to understand

 



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