Module 1: Introduction to Dementia
Module 2: Dementia Stages and Assessment
Module 3: Behavioral Symptoms and Non-Pharmacological Therapies
Module 4: Palliative Care and Medication Use in Dementia Care
Module 5: Dementia and Caregiving
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2.1.1 Mild Dementia

A person can function quite independently in this early stage and is still capable of driving and keeping a social life. Age-related symptoms could be a result of the natural aging process.
They may experience the following symptoms:

  • Minor memory lapses, like losing your spectacles or having trouble finding the proper term.
  • Problems with organizing, planning, focusing, or finishing duties at work.

On average, this stage lasts between two and four years. Unfortunately, most carers don’t pay attention to symptoms despite noticing them.
To help the dementia patient maintain as much independence as possible, caregivers can offer coping techniques like making a daily to-do list and a routine for taking prescriptions.
Always keep safety in mind, and if some work can’t be completed securely on your own, ask for help or supervision. It’s a good idea for loved ones and caregivers to talk about the future during this stage of dementia.
For instance, setting up financial and legal arrangements and a long-term care plan is essential.

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