Dementia Care Site Map
Early Stage Dementia


Early signs of dementia

The early signs of dementia are often subtle and vague. Symptoms may vary from person to person and can include anything from being easily upset to taking longer to do things or even showing poor judgement.


Some of the early indicators could include:

  • Not being able to recall details of recent events and conversations
  • Becoming slower at grasping new ideas, or losing the thread of what is being said
  • Taking longer to do routine jobs
  • Experiencing difficulty adapting to change and an unwillingness to try new things
  • Losing interest in hobbies and activities
  • Being irritable and easily upset
  • Having difficulty finding the right words
  • Showing poor judgment and making poor decisions
  • Blaming others for mislaid items
  • Repeating oneself
  • Being confused on occasions


If you have any concerns you should consult your local doctor