An Increase in Strange Behaviors
Out of the many symptoms of dementia, this one may be the strongest. It is cause for immediate concern if you see a loved one participating in compulsive behaviors or extreme rituals. For example, let’s say your grandma used to brush her hair before bed. She did it every night, but all of a sudden, she began counting and had to get to a certain number before she could stop. This is considered to be an extreme ritual. Even something as simple as buying something at the store repeatedly every time your loved one goes is a symptom that is often overlooked.