Cognitive decline is a common problem of older people, especially for dementia patients.
Dementia is an irreversible degenerative brain disease affecting one’s memory, thinking, behavior and emotion.
It causes loss of memory, along with impairments in the sensory system, the person loses control over his or her impulse system, may not remember things and at last stage, may have complete memory loss.
Non-pharmacological Interventions, eg Cognitive Training
Alzheimer’s Disease International
Department of Health
Dementia in Hong Kong
Symptoms of Dementia
Learning and memory
Difficulty to performing familiar tasks
Difficulty in planning, organization and decision making
Short-term memory loss
Increased difficulty in concentration and easy distraction
Forgetfulness, especially names of people and objects
Difficulty in following conversation involving more than one person
Confusion in time and places
Lost in initiatives to socialise