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People getting old should interest in their brain’s health – Dementia Symptoms Checker.

 

Approximately fifty million people have dementia worldwide.

Having an old family member who has struggle remembering information or names and says absurd ideas is sometimes a common stereotype. However, funny behavior might not be just a normal part of growing old. It may be an outcome of a syndrome, dementia.

Dementia is not part of the normal and healthy aging process. It is a term the medical community uses to describe the cognitive impairment of a person. These cognitive functions include, for example, memory, concentration, judgment, thinking, orientation, and language capacity. So, they are vital for the everyday tasks of all the people.

Importantly, dementia is not a disease itself. It is a consequence of many conditions that can cause it. If I have to name one, the most common by far is Alzheimer’s disease, although there are many others. Therefore, when dementia exists, the underneath cause must be found.

Moreover, before cognitive impairment occurs, patients are likely to experience changes in social behavior, emotional control, and feel unmotivated. Besides, there are other possible risk factors for it. Hence, it is possible to foresee when a patient is at high risk of developing this condition.

The cornerstone for its prevention is getting to know its risk factors and symptoms. Even though most of the time, the diseases have no cure. It is essential to identify the patients for helping them and advise the people if they have risk factors for it to quit them. The risk factors for many dementia diseases involve very-known cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as smoking or diabetes.

This tool is a dementia symptoms checker. Its purpose is to help anybody in the testing of the likelihood of developing dementia. Also, if it is already having symptoms of it. Importantly, it is free, and it would take a few minutes of your time.

  • Question of

    Are you over 65 years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you over 70 years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you a female?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you had any family members with a diagnosis of dementia?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with a stroke?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with diabetes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have measured your blood glucose (sugar) in the last three years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Answer this question if you are between your 40-55 years. Do you have obesity? (please search in google the “BMI formula,” With your weight and height it will calculate you that diagnosis)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with hypertension?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you are taking treatment for it?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you smoke cigarettes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you exercise regularly? (at least five days a week for 30 minutes each day; it could be a medium effort activity such as brisk walking)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you consume daily low amounts of alcohol? (1 or 2 cups or glasses)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did you graduate from university?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Did you have any brain injury, such as a car crash? Or, did you practiced any high impact sport such as boxing or football?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with depression? (if you feel you have symptoms, please, first take our quiz for it at symptoms.care))

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you or the patient been feeling or being irritable lately?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you or the patient been feeling or being very anxious lately?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the patient have impaired judgement?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the patient have disorientation?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient not remembering information such as forgetting an appointment or names?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient having difficulty working with numbers or paying bills?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient having trouble following a plan or doing a familiar recipe?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Does the patient forget exact location, address, nearby streets, or the route taken to get there?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient often confused about dates, day of the week, or time?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient having difficulty joining or following a conversation?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient leaving things in odd places and unable to retrace steps to find them?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient losing interest in previous hobbies, projects, sports, and social activities?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is the patient easily upset when in out of comfort zone scenario?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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