The 7 A’s of dementia can help us understand how dementia affects the brain.
Not everyone with dementia experiences all the A’s and symptoms may be different for every person.
Anosognosia: Inability to recognise that something is wrong
Amnesia: Memory loss, beginning with short-term memory
Aphasia: Loss of ability to use language
Agnosia: Inability to recognise objects by using the senses
Apraxia: Difficulty with activities requiring coordination
Altered Perceptions: Misinterpretation of information from senses
Apathy: Lack of interest or ability to begin activities