Before Dementia Sets In, Your Body Will Give You These 5 Early Warning Signs

Date May 10, 2018 16:15

When people think of dementia (acquired dementia), memory loss is the first thing that comes to a mind. Some of the disease's less obvious signs are just as common but may mistakenly be dismissed. Usually, there are some warning signs your body is trying to give you before the disease manifestation.

1. Clumsiness

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People with early Alzheimer's signs trip more often than their peers without this neural pathology. Problems with coordination are connected with worsening of eyesight and spatial orientation which is the sign of this disease.

2. Doesn’t pick up on sarcasm

Another study by the University of California found that degenerative brain diseases affect one’s ability to detect lies and sarcasm. They found this link when examining the MRI results of participants diagnosed with dementia. This symptom has been confirmed to be another early sign of the disease.

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3. Loss of skills and knowledge

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Not only do people suffering from dementia forget names of commonly known objects, but also lose skills, gained throughout life. In addition to that, there are problems with writing, speech, easy mathematical operations.

4. Mood swings

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Mood swings are common for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. As well as emotional instability, apathy, resistance to any changes in life, or even a personality disorder.

5. Consuming non-food objects

One of the strange early signs is consuming non-food objects. For example, such patients can start eating a plant from a pot at a restaurant, or a bar of soap in the kitchen.

So, memory loss is a typical, but not an exclusive symptom of brain neurodegenerative diseases. Beware!

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