Confusion can often be a serious disturbance in a person’s cognitive abilities. Though this state-of-mind might not be considered severe, the possibility of confusion leading to more severe diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia are often likely.
Some cognitive signs of chronic confusion to look for in a person are:
- An inability to stay focused on a topic or to switch topics
- Getting stuck on an idea rather than responding to questions or conversations
- Being easily distracted by unimportant things
- Being withdrawn, with little or no activity or little response to the environment
There are other signs and symptoms of confusion that involve a person’s behavior. These include:
- Seeing things that do not exist (hallucinations)
- Restlessness or agitation
- Being quiet and withdrawn – especially in older adults
- Reversal of night-day sleep-wake cycle
Emotional disturbances may appear as well in forms such as:
- Anxiety, fear or paranoia
- Rapid mood shifts
- Personality changes
Confusion is one of the more common cognitive issues, but the highly trained doctors at Complete Brain Center are ready to help you or your loved one get back on the right track. We are able to create a tailored solution to increase brain function and decrease episodes of confusion.