7 signs someone is developing dementia, according to experts

Of course, most people have trouble remembering things as they get older. However, many cognitive changes are a normal part of aging, including: Dementia. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines dementia as a general term to describe “impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interfere with doing daily activities”. And an estimated 5 million adults live with it. While there is no cure for dementia, identifying it early rather than later may be helpful in terms of management. Here are 7 signs someone is getting dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association-and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss this one Certain Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.

Retiree reads message on mobile phone

Retiree reads message on mobile phone

While forgetting a phone number isn’t a problem, it’s one of the leading signs of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, recently learned information is forgotten. Asking the same questions repeatedly or relying on mnemonics may be a sign of dementia.

or woman with papers or bills and calculator writing at homeor woman with papers or bills and calculator writing at home

or woman with papers or bills and calculator writing at home

You usually have no problem following a plan or keeping track of your bills. And then these daily tasks suddenly become a struggle. This can be a telltale sign of dementia.

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Unshaven elderly man with short white hair.Unshaven elderly man with short white hair.

Unshaven elderly man with short white hair.

Does your decision-making or judgment seem to have deteriorated? It could be a sign of dementia. This can come in the form of making poor money choices or simply paying little attention to grooming.

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Senior woman conducting an interview

People with dementia often lose track of dates, names or even seasons.

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Sight of old woman verifying by devices

Vision problems are also an early sign of dementia, which can affect balance or the ability to read.

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Woman in glasses writing in book sitting on sofa indoors.Woman in glasses writing in book sitting on sofa indoors.

Woman in glasses writing in book sitting on sofa indoors.

People with dementia often struggle with vocabulary, have difficulty coming up with names for a particular object, or use the wrong name.

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Stressed middle aged working woman massaging her head with headache in home office.Stressed middle aged working woman massaging her head with headache in home office.

Stressed middle aged working woman massaging her head with headache in home office.

Another common sign of dementia is that a person has trouble remembering where they put things and can’t retrace their steps. And to get through this pandemic as healthy as possible, don’t miss this one 35 places you are most likely to get COVID.