Forgetfulness is not the only warning sign of dementia. Instead, it might be a result of normal ageing and not dementia. Learn how dementia is different from normal ageing.
9 Differences Between Normal Ageing & Dementia
As we age, some of us may get more forgetful and require a bit more time to recall things, or even struggle to multitask. It can get a little worrying that these might be early signs of dementia. However, these can be a result of normal ageing and not dementia.
The table below compares the 9 differences between signs of normal ageing and symptoms of dementia.
Content in table is adapted from Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Society.
DO NOT: Use the above list to self-diagnose or diagnose someone with dementia.
DO: If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of dementia, consult a family doctor or polyclinic doctor who can guide a person through the process of tests and diagnosis.