10 doctors weighed in:

What are the first noticeable signs, symptoms of dementia?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: Memory problems

Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia.
First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follows. Frontotemporal lobe dementia often presents with personality change or trouble with using language. Lewy body dementia presents with visual hallucinations.

In brief: Memory problems

Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia.
First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follows. Frontotemporal lobe dementia often presents with personality change or trouble with using language. Lewy body dementia presents with visual hallucinations.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
Thank
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Forgetfulness with related confabulations; these are verbal statements and/or actions that inaccurately describe history, background, and present situations.
Such “honest lying” is distinct from lying because there is typically no intent to deceive and the individual is unaware that their information is false; disorientation to place and time, difficulty making small decisions.

In brief: See below

Forgetfulness with related confabulations; these are verbal statements and/or actions that inaccurately describe history, background, and present situations.
Such “honest lying” is distinct from lying because there is typically no intent to deceive and the individual is unaware that their information is false; disorientation to place and time, difficulty making small decisions.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors