Chapter 3: Symptoms and health concerns

Confusion – What is it and what may cause it

Confusion occurs when a person’s brain is not working properly. The person may act differently and have difficulty remembering, paying attention, speaking, thinking, or understanding information. As a disease advances, the brain generally becomes less able to receive and process information for a variety of reasons.

Click the arrows below to see some reasons.

Keeping track

If you notice any changes that indicate confusion, it’s important to contact the person’s healthcare provider as soon as possible and note this change in the symptom tracker.

Click here to see the questions the healthcare provider may ask.