Trying to open other people home with your house key could be one of the signs and symptoms of dementia. Taking items from a supermarket without paying. These acts could cause other to panic and lead to argument and conflicts. Worse case may lead to police involvement.
Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
Here are a list of signs and symptoms dementia’s patient will show up:
- looking lost and seem confusing
- speaking non-meaningful language
- shouting unnecessary
- telling you thing that cannot be seen or heard
- accusing other for stealing their things
- keep repeating certain action for no purpose
- removing their clothes
Dementia is a cause of concern for senior citizens. As we age, our memory will decline and thinking skill also become weak. Sometimes, the disease may affect our ability to perform daily simple task. A person with demential may loss their memory sometimes and cause inconvenience to others.
If it has a family history, the disease is called Alzheimer. For patience that have this Alzheimer disease, it is highly due to genetics.
Alzheimer’s disease mostly started at the age between 30 and 40 years old. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is due to the death of brain cells leading to the loss of memory and the cognitive skill decline. There has been growing awareness of Alzheimer around the world, with the world marking September 21st as World Alzheimer’s Day. In Singapore, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and the Lien Foundation are creating more awareness of dementia in the community. They have been encouraging organisations and public to sign up and be trained as a “Dementia Friend”. This is very encouraging for all the seniors community.
How Can You Help People with Dementia
There are ways you can help those with dementia by following some of the recommendation:
- use clear and simple language talking to them
- be patient, calm and show your concern
- use pictures or drawings as cues so you can understand their needs
- check their identification card for next-of-kin contact
- contact security personnel or police for help
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