10 Warning Signs You Already Have Dementia

or dementia symptoms that overlap with normal aging-related cognitive changes, there are distinguishing factors that can help understand whether or not these are regular changes. These can include:
Speech skills: Occasionally forgetting words is usually a sign of normal cognitive changes, while frequent pauses in speech, difficulty understanding speech, or tendency to call things by the wrong name can be a sign of dementia.
Memory loss: Those with regular aging-related memory loss will usually be able to recall specific instances in which their memory has failed, and may complain about increasing forgetfulness. Those with dementia-related memory loss will be unable to recall specific instances of memory loss, and may not acknowledge they have memory loss unless they are prompted or asked.