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Updated 12 February 2013

Ten signs of a memory illness

Concerned that a loved one may be suffering from a memory illness? Take note of the following signs.

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  • Recent memory loss that affects your job skills
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Problems with finding words in everyday conversation
  • Disorientation for date and location
  • Poor or decreased judgment and decision making
  • Problems with calculation and recognising numbers
  • Misplacing things regularly
  • Inability to plan everyday activities
  • Changes in personality
  • Loss of initiative

If you think you might have a memory problem, call the Mental Health Information Centre for further information or referral for evaluation. Tel:               (021) 938 9229       

(Mental Health Information Centre, updated August 2011)

 
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