It is a myth that cognitive functioning always gets worse as a person gets older. Although there is no cure for dementia yet, a doctor can help slow the progression of the disease and ease the symptoms, and so improve a person’s quality of life. A person who experiences any of the following symptoms of cognitive decline or notices them in a loved one should speak to a medical professional.
1. Misplacing things
A person with dementia may not be able to remember where they leave everyday objects, such as their phone, a remote control, legal documents, cash, or their keys. Misplacing possessions can be frustrating and might lead to the person in question accusing others of stealing.