Men and women both experience the same symptoms of dementia which include changes in personality, memory loss and loss of motor functions. Some patients suffering from dementia will even start to show inappropriate behavior towards others and might have hallucinations, states Mayo Clinic. Some of the very early signs of dementia in a man or woman is losing track of things that are used often, such as car keys, and not being able to complete tasks as before, such as making meals for the family or paying the monthly bills.
Dementia is essentially something that affects the brain and interrupts a person's memory and ability to perform normal, everyday activities. This is a very slow advancing condition, and unless it is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated, it is nonreversible. Some of the underlying medical conditions that can cause dementia include a brain injury, Pick disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and multiple sclerosis.
A person can reduce his or her risk of developing dementia as they age by eating healthy foods, controlling high blood pressure and diabetes, and exercising on a regular basis. Once a patient starts showing early signs of dementia, there are medications that may slow the symptoms down, but there is no cure for dementia as of 2015, as stated by Medline Plus.