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Table 3 Symptoms of dementia as reported by participants

From: Community perceptions about dementia in southwestern Uganda

“Forget the road”
“Forget people, including their own children”
“Forget to eat or to change clothes”
“Memory loss”
“Behaves like a child”
“Uncoordinated conversation”
“Picking empty bottles”
“Going naked”
“Putting on torn clothes”
“Suicidal ideation”
“Sits anywhere”
“Crying/ wailing”
“Defecates anywhere and on self”
“Eats goats feces”
“Scatolia (Smearing of feces)”
“Become mad”
  1. Legend: Participants described a variety of signs and symptoms of dementia; the most common responses are summarized