01_Te: Dementia

Loss of mental functions (memory, thinking, and reasoning) caused by various forms of brain damage and diseases.

Common symptoms:

  • Confusion about the date or time of day
  • Repeatedly asking the same questions
  • Inability to follow directions
  • Becoming lost or disoriented in familiar places
  • Lack of recognition or confusion about familiar people
  • Difficulty with routine tasks such as paying the bills
  • Personality changes
  • Neglect of personal safety, hygiene, and nutrition
  • Difficulty with coordination or balance
  • Irreversible or reversible