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Dementia - symptoms

People's symptoms are not identical

As dementia progresses, symptoms will develop. The symptoms people get depend on which part of the brain is affected and every person's experience is different. Some might suffer from 'cognitive impairment' and struggle with everyday tasks relating to their judgement, reasoning, memory, language, planning and organising, whilst others might have difficulty with coordination or sight.

Why symptoms differ from person to person

With the onset of dementia, the symptoms someone develops will depend on what parts of their brain are affected by the illness. For example:

Typical symptoms


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