Signs of dementia

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PEOPLE might be confusing general absent-mindedness for signs of dementia, according to new research.

A study carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society has found 65 per cent of people surveyed in the south east thought putting everyday objects in the wrong place could mean someone has dementia.

People should seek medical advice if they struggle to remember recent events but can recall things from the past, find it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes, forget the names of friends and everyday objects, cannot recall things they have seen, heard or read or feel confused in a familiar environment.