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Most people with mild Alzheimer's disease are usually safe, with the exception of some who are unsafe drivers. People with even mild Frontotemporal dementia characteristically have poor judgment, and are prone to unsafe actions. Some people with vascular dementia are unsafe at the mild stage, usually reflecting early involvement (for example, by a stroke ) of the front part of the brain, or the connections (the 'white mater') between the front part of the brain and the rest of the brain.

Most people with dementia become more prone to unsafe actions as the dementia progresses, especially actions that require memory (e.g. leaving the kettle to boil on the stove) visuospatial functioning (driving, working with power tools) or having good social judgment (e.g. letting a stranger in the home).

See Also:
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Meal Preparation/Cooking
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Attention/Concentration (lack of)
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Judgment
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Decision Making
Symptom Library > Physical Changes > Sensory Input
Symptom Library > Thinking & Judgment > Attention/Concentration (lack of)
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Personal Care/Hygiene
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Driving
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Disorientation to Place
Symptom Library > Everyday Activities > Bathing
Symptom Library > Behaviour > Wandering
Symptom Library > Personality Changes > Independence
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