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Unsafe Actions | What's Happening in the Brain

Apart from lack of safety that comes about due to poor memory (e.g. forgetting to turn off the bath tap, and overflowing the bath, forgetting to lock the door when going out) or poor visuospatial function (accidentally cutting one's self with a kitchen knife) unsafe actions reflect failures of judgment. Impaired judgment arises when the very front parts of the brain (the 'prefrontal cortex ') are affected.

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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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