Individuals who have dementia tend to have problems with memory these are usually obvious signs of dementia

Individuals who have dementia tend to have problems with memory these are usually obvious signs of dementia. At the beginning it could be that the individual goes to the garden to feed the birds, but when they get to the garden they have forgotten why they were going in to the garden. They may also misplace objects regularly. As the dementia progresses the individual can think they are younger than they are or seem that they living in the past. The individual may think they are still in there early twenties and that their parents are still alive, but in reality they could be in their eighties with their own families which they do not recognise. When the dementia progresses further the individual may lose basic skills like the ability to do their own personal care, knowing what to use cutlery for or how to use them and the recognising of family members. Individuals with dementia may be disorientated in a familiar environment and can sometime act in appropriately to a situation.