Dementia as a progressive disease
One of the most common problems that people with dementia have to face is the difficulty to remember things in the short-term, tending to forget where they put their purse or wallet, paying bills, planning and preparing meals, and if they had an appointment.
Many types of dementia are progressive, which means that the symptoms start slowly and get worse gradually. For that reason, it is essential to pay attention to difficulties with memory or other changes in reasoning abilities and do not ignore them. In any case it is important to visit a doctor in order to determine the cause, verify if dementia is the main problem and what actions could be taken to alleviate symptoms.