Dementia symptoms usually develop gradually, and often the earliest signs might only be recognised in hindsight. Some common signs and symptoms include:     

  • Recent memory loss that affects job skills
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Problems with language
  • Disorientation of time and place
  • Poor or decreased judgement
  • Problems with abstract thinking
  • Misplacing things
  • Changes in mood or behaviour
  • Changes in personality
  • Loss of initiative