Early symptoms of dementia include confusion, apathy, memory loss, lapse in judgment and difficulty completing daily tasks. Other symptoms include misplacing items, confusing time or place and vision changes, explains WebMD. Dementia is not a disease but is a term used in describing a set of symptoms, notes Healthline.
Dementia is progressive because its symptoms start slowly and worsen gradually. Alzheimer’s disease is the major cause of dementia, but other causes such as brain damage may lead to dementia, claims Healthline. Mild forgetfulness is a normal aging process, and it should not be confused with dementia. However, if memory problem disrupts the daily life, then it could be an early symptom of dementia.