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.
eg Cognitive Training
Alzheimer’s Disease International Department of Health
Dementia in Hong Kong
Symptoms of Dementia
Difficulty to performing familiar tasks
Difficulty in planning, organization and decision making
Forgetfulness, especially names of people and objects
Difficulty in following conversation involving more than one person
Learning and memory
Short-term memory loss
Confusion in time and places
Increased difficulty in concentration and easy distraction
Lost in initiatives to socialise