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​​​Signs and Symptoms Across Stages of Dementia

Keeping track of your loved one’s signs and symptoms of dementia can help you identify the condition’s progression.

These behaviours are also a result of their condition, and understanding this can help you, as the caregiver, better understand why these changes are taking place, and how you can manage them.

If you need advice or support on dementia, you may email ccmh@aic.sg.

​​​​​​​​​Some Common Symptoms

In Early and Moderate Dementia

In Early Dementia

  • Occasional Forgetfulness
  • Repeating him / herself
  • Isolating themselves from others
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Easily irritated

In Moderate Dementia

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Sometimes, behavioural changes during early and moderate stages of dementia can cause concern. Some examples of behaviours of concern that are commonly seen include:

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In Advanced Dementia

These are some distinct behaviours exhibited in the advanced stage of dementia:

  • Losing mobility and ability to perform daily tasks
  • Losing ability to communicate
  • Food refusal
  • Swallowing problems

Click here​ to learn how to manage behaviours of concern related to dementia.​



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